13-year-old survivor of fatal rollover crash in rural Delaware County says speed game caused crash
3 killed, 3 injured in crash
Last Updated: 267 days ago
DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. - A 13-year-old boy who survived a fatal crash that killed three said the woman driving was playing a speed game before rolling the SUV, police said.
Lisa Case, 47, was driving at more than 110 mph when her SUV flipped in rural Delaware County on Sunday, killing Case, her boyfriend, Kent Kalley, 47, and Andrew Lackey, 12, police said.
Three other children -- Savanna Kalley, 12, Trace Joiner, 13, and Jessica DeLong, 12 -- were all hospitalized.
Joiner and DeLong were released from the hospital Wednesday. Savanna Kalley was still in the hospital Wednesday night, but her condition was upgraded from critical.
DeLong's mom told RTV6 it's a miracle her daughter survived.
"I'm shocked, just disbelief that she's here after looking at the pictures," Sheryl DeLong said.
Sheryl DeLong said her daughter doesn't remember the crash, but she said Lackey and Joiner were shielding her and protecting her as the SUV sped.
"I can't express my gratitude for him trying to help her. I don't know if she'd be alive here if Andrew and Tracey hadn't helped her, tried to protect her, tried to take care of her," she said.
Joiner told investigators Wednesday that Kent Kalley instigated a game of speed, tickling Case and egging her on before the crash.
Joiner said the kids in the SUV were scared and asked the adults to slow down, but that Kalley said it would be fun, police said.
The boy told police he remembered the SUV hitting a dip in the road before he blacked out and woke up in the medical helicopter.
Delaware County officials said the 2006 Cadillac SRX also ran a stop sign prior to the crash.
Police said the SUV had work done between Dec. 28 and Feb. 22, and that there was another appointment set for Monday, but police said the problems involved the anti-lock traction sensor and did not impact the crash.
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