CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Terre Haute woman was killed early Wednesday morning when the car she was riding in crashed in rural southern Clay County.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Grace Carlton, 21, of Terre Haute, was the passenger in a car driven by Justin Humphreys, 26, of Terre Haute. Humphreys told deputies they were out for a drive when the vehicle left the roadway, traveling down an embankment and going airborne. The vehicle eventually came to rest after striking several trees.
Humphreys was able to get out of the vehicle and get to a nearby home where residents called for help. Carlton was pronounced dead at the scene. Humphreys was later transported to a Terre Haute hospital where is condition is currently unknown.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.