Osgood, In. — Thursday at 3:30 p.m., the Indiana State Police responded to a three-vehicle personal injury crash on US 421 near Hasmer Hill Road that resulted in four people in two separate vehicles being airlifted to Cincinnati area hospitals with serious injuries.The initial investigation indicated that an SUV being driven by Natashia J. Peters, 23, Lawrenceburg, was traveling southbound on U.S. 421 near Hasmer Hill Road. Peters’ vehicle crossed the centerline into the path of a northbound 2015 International truck being driven by Brian E. Johnson, 44, Osgood. Johnson was able to take evasive action and drove off the road to avoid Peters’ vehicle. A northbound 2003 Ford van, being driven by Brandon D. Yeary, 24, of Indianapolis, was traveling northbound behind Johnson’s vehicle and was unable to avoid Peters’ vehicle. The vehicles collided head on in the northbound lanes of US 421.Peters was airlifted to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. A small child in her vehicle (approximately three years of age) was airlifted to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Yeary was airlifted to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. A passenger in Yeary’s vehicle, Terry L. Dykes, 33, of Indianapolis, was transported by ambulance to Margaret Mary Health before being airlifted to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Johnson was not injured.Toxicology results on the drivers are pending at this time. The investigation is ongoing.US 421 was closed for nearly four hours for crash investigation and cleanup.
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Knapp Center will be rocking on Friday as the Drake University women’s basketball team is set to host William Penn in its annual “Pack The Knapp For Character Counts” game. Over 3,000 local elementary and middle school students will fill the stands for a fun-filled day of educational activities and Bulldog basketball. Tipoff against the Statesmen is slated for 11:05 a.m. and the contest will be broadcast online on The Valley On ESPN3. Drake owns a 6-2 overall record as the Bulldogs look to snap a two-game losing streak. The losses occurred to two tough, non-conference opponents in South Dakota and Green Bay, who are favored to finish second and first in their respective conferences. Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) leads the Missouri Valley Conference in scoring at 19.1 points per game. Drake, who is the top scoring team in the MVC and 28th in the nation at 79.0 points a game, has two other players in sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) at 14.4 ppg. and freshman Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) at 11.3 ppg. averaging double figures. William Penn at 5-5 overall is located in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and is a NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) program that is a member of the Heart of America Conference. The Statesman are paced in scoring by Kadejah Young’s 12.1 points a game. Willie Scott is in his first year as head coach of William Penn. Friday will be the seventh overall meeting between the two schools, but the first since 1979. Drake and William Penn have each won three games in the all-time series, which started back in the late 1970’s when both programs were members of the AIAW (Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women). Drake has a three-game win streak in the series. William Penn is the first of three remaining non-conference games for the Bulldogs, who will begin Missouri Valley Conference play on Jan. 1 at home against SIU. Following Friday’s game, Drake will have over a week off for final exams before returning to action at Northern Illinois on Dec. 19. Three days later, the Bulldogs will wrap up their non-conference schedule at Iowa on Dec. 22. Print Friendly Version