Same time, separate crash: Two West Noble High School students fatally injured

Legal News for Indiana Auto Accident Attorneys. Two traffic crashes left two seniors from the same school fatally injured around the same time.

Indiana auto accident attorney alerts- Two West Noble High School students were involved in different fatal crashes.

Noble County, IN (News)—Two West Noble High School students were tragically killed in motor vehicle accidents that occurred within 15 minutes of each other on Tuesday morning, February 23, 2010. Both of the fatal crashes allegedly occurred after 7:30 a.m., while on their way to school, according to information provided by the Journal Gazette.

A single-vehicle crash involving a Ford Explorer occurred on U.S. 33 when the driver of the SUV, identified as 18-year-old Amanda Musser, allegedly lost control of her vehicle, causing it to careen off the roadway, striking a utility pole as a result. The vehicle then rolled over on impact, partially ejecting the teenage motorist. Musser was allegedly not wearing a seat belt at the time and was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medical professionals. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Another accident occurred within the same general time frame, resulting in the death of another 18-year-old student. Brandon Replogle was reported traveling north on U.S. 33 when he lost control of his GMC pickup truck on an icy railroad overpass. His truck allegedly veered over the centerline of the roadway where he was struck by a southbound Ford truck, driven by 47-year-old Jerry Rockey. Replogle was wearing a seat belt at the time though his injuries sadly proved fatal at the scene. The icy bridge was reported to be a contributing factor in the motor vehicle collision (MVC).

Students and faculty at West Noble High School were allegedly notified of the unfortunate motor vehicle accidents within an hour of their occurrence. Approximately 30 volunteers were available to students and staff as a means of support in regards to the fatal incidents. According to the West Noble School Corporation assistant superintendent, “They were active students; they were very popular… They were really two of our best.”

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Indiana Auto Accident Lawyers.