TELL CITY, Ind. (WFIE) – A 15-year-old teenager is currently recovering in the hospital after being struck by a car in Tell City. The incident took place near the intersection of S.R. 66 and Tell Street at around 7:14 a.m. on Tuesday.
According to local authorities, the victim sustained serious injuries and was immediately rushed to the hospital for medical attention. The identity of the teenager has not been disclosed at this time.
Following the incident, an investigation was conducted by the police, leading to the arrest of a suspect. The suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Hannah Kleeman. She is now facing charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, involving serious bodily injury.
Fortunately, no other individuals were involved in the crash. The exact circumstances surrounding the accident are still under investigation, and further details will be provided as they become available.
The intersection of S.R. 66 and Tell Street is known for its heavy traffic flow, especially during peak hours. It serves as a crucial route for both local residents and commuters, connecting various parts of the city.
Tell City is a charming town located in Perry County, Indiana. Situated on the banks of the Ohio River, it is known for its rich history and picturesque landscapes. The community is close-knit, and incidents like these send shockwaves throughout the town.
Local authorities are urging residents to remain vigilant while using the roads and to prioritize the safety of themselves and others. They are also reminding drivers to never operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or any other substances that impair their ability to drive safely.
As the investigation into this incident continues, we will provide updates to keep our readers informed about any significant developments. Our thoughts are with the injured teenager and their loved ones during this difficult time.