Wesley Burkhart Car Accident, Death – In a one-vehicle collision in Farmland on Sunday night, a young guy from Muncie died. Sheriff Art Moystner reported that the 19-year-old victim was declared dead at the scene, which was near Randolph County Road 100-N and South Plum Street. The Muncie teen’s 2010 Honda Civic, according to the sheriff, was moving swiftly east on County Road 100-N when, just before 8:40 p.m., it blew through a stop sign at Indiana 32.
The sheriff claimed in a statement that “the hump of the intersection, combined with speed,” was what sent the car flying. The Civic then rolled into the north ditch along the county road and hit an embankment of the ditch. The vehicle then flipped over and flew into the air once more, hitting another ditch and rolling a number of times before coming to rest in a field east of a small creek, according to Moystner. Alissa Bray, 16, and Caden Wade, 19, both of Anderson, were ejected from the backseat of the car. They were transported by ambulance to Muncie, Indiana’s IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
Jordan Vaughns, 19, of Avon, who was riding in the front seat, was flown from St. Vincent Randolph Hospital in Winchester to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis via medical chopper. No one in the automobile appeared to be wearing a seat belt, according to the sheriff. The accident is still being looked into. Along with sheriff’s deputies, Randolph County EMS workers, Farmland firefighters, and
At first, the identity of the crash victim was made public. Authorities later requested that the name not be released until after family members had been notified. According to the sheriff, the Civic was traveling at such a high rate of speed when it struck the road hump that it launched into the air. Burkhart lost control of the Civic when the tires landed back on the pavement, and the car slid into the ditch to the north of 100 N. The Civic is thought to have started rolling into a ditch before hitting another embankment on S. Plum Street, which sent it flying again and caused it to flip over.