SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. — A Carlisle teen was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital following a single-vehicle crash in Sullivan County Wednesday morning, according to Indiana State Police.
According to Indiana State Police, a 16-year-old Layla M. Knotts was driving westbound on State Road 58 near County Road 275W when she lost control of her car. The car left the roadway and became airborne before rolling several times.
The car came to a rest on its side nearly 40 yards from the roadway.
Knotts was ejected from the car during the crash. Due to the severity of the injuries received, she was taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, by Lifeline.
Indiana State Police Thursday reported Knotts is in stable condition.
The crash is still under investigation.
The Sullivan First Christian Church opened its doors Wednesday morning for those who wanted to pray for Knotts. The church said Knotts, who is a sophomore at Sullivan High School, is friends with many of the FCC youth.
“Brothers and Sisters in Christ should always pull together, especially in a time of need,” FCC’s Kristi Irwin said. “All we knew is that Layla was injured and on her way to Indianapolis via lifeline, and so we wanted to get as many people as we could to pray.”
Irwin said its good for youth to be around adults and friends when trying to process something difficult.
“It’s easier to process as a group, and just be together and talk it out and share funny stories and memories of the good times, and just be with a group that wants to be hopeful with you,” she noted.
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