A Huber Heights woman is accused of driving the wrong way on Interstate 70 and causing a crash that killed a Richmond teen Monday night.
The accident occurred about 10 p.m. while Phaedra Winters, 55, was driving west in the east bound lane on I-70, near the 122 mile marker and just west of the New Castle, Ind. exit, according to a release from the Indiana State Police.
Winter’s 2012 Hyundai collided head-on with a 2010 Honda that was being driven by Chase Thomas, 19, of Richmond. Thomas died from injuries he suffered in the crash, the release said.
Winters suffered multiple fractures, and was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis by medical helicopter for treatment.
Two other vehicles driven by Cheryl Moore of Chillicothe and Elsadig Harolin-Osman of Dayton ran off the road avoiding the crash, the release said. Moore was treated and released at the scene, and Osman refused treatment.
I-70 East was shut down for more than two hours as a result of the crash, which remains under investigation.
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