Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police say the two trucks carrying six
southeastern Indiana teenagers had left an Indiana FFA Association event
separately a few minutes apart and were not racing at the time of crash.
ISP Sgt. Noel
Houze said Monday that investigators who interviewed two of the three
surviving teenagers determined neither driver knew the other had left the
event at a rural Ripley County church.
He says the
drivers took different routes from the church because the size of one of
the trucks made it difficult to safely turn left onto the road the other
Houze says the
parents of one of the drivers, 17-year-old Thomas Crawford of Dillsboro,
have invoked his right to remain silent and declined permission for
investigators to interview him.