4 teens killed, while he SUV on Indiana highway on the way to a slumber party, police say

Nevaeh Law, Brittany Watson, and Jenna Helton were among the four young people killed in the crash on Saturday.


Four teenagers were killed after a group of teens to help at a broken down SUV along an Indiana highway were hit by another vehicle on Saturday, officials said.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department told WRDB that officers responded just after 11 a.m. to a crash in Cortland, located about 60 km north of Louisville.

Cara Selby, 37, was driving nine children, in the age of 12-16, a slumber party around 11 p.m. when her Chevrolet Suburban broke down about a block from the house on state Route 258.

The group of children and got out to push the SUV the rest of the way when they were hit behind by another vehicle, driven by a 24-year-old Elizabeth Watson, police said.

The crash happened around 11 a.m. on State Route 258, Cortland, Ind.


Nevaeh Law and Jenna Helton, 14, and Brittany Watson, 15, died at the scene, while the 16-year-old Martin Martinez died on arrival to Methodist Hospital. Four other young animals were beaten and injured.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Carothers told The Tribune of the crash was not like all the others he had treated.

“I am very saddened by this,” he told the paper.


Dozens gathered at a vigil held Sunday night at Seymour High School to remember the four teens who were killed, according to WDRB.

Absolutely devastated for the families of the 14-year-old Jenna Helton, the 16-year-old Martin Martinez, 14-year-old Nevaeh Law, and the 15-year-old Brittany Watson. The teens were hit and killed by a car in Jackson County last night. A wake was held for today.

— Hayden Ristevski (@HaydenWDRB) August 27, 2018

The investigation into the crash continues, and it is not yet known whether the driver of the vehicle that crashed into the teenagers will be faced with costs.

The investigation is ongoing, and police urge anyone with information to call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in 812-358-2141.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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