Ardee Spurlock, Jr.
Ardee Spurlock, Jr., 27, of Woodbine, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2007 in Covington, Ind.
He was the son of Ardee and Linda Spurlock.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hopper Funeral Home.
One dead, two children critical after Fountain County crash
COVINGTON — Police suspect that alcohol and drug use were factors in a two-vehicle, head-on crash late Monday that killed one man and injured six others.
Ardee Spurlock Jr., 26, of Nicholasville, Ky., was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck on U.S. 136, just west of the Wabash River in Fountain County.
Two children — Payton Wireman, 7, and Adrian Amos, 11, both of Danville, Ill. — in the vehicle that Spurlock hit are listed in critical condition this morning at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Both children suffered skull fractures.
Spurlock was driving westbound in a 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier that is believed to have crossed the center line shortly before 9 p.m. and struck a 1997 Mercury Tracer, according to the Indiana State Police.
The driver of the Mercury, Charla Lawrence, 28, of Westville, Ill., was taken to Carle Hospital in Champaign, Ill., with a broken leg and contusions.
Here's the status of her other passengers:
• Alex Amos, 32, of Danville, Ill., was taken to Carle Hospital with a broken leg and chest pain.
• Jessie Amos, 9, of Danville, Ill., was taken to St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital with minor injuries.
• Emily Wireman 9, of Danville, Ill., was taken to Carle Hospital in with broken wrist and cuts.
Sgt. Kim Riley said this morning that investigators are waiting to get test results back to determine whether Spurlock was intoxicated at the time.
He declined to specify why alcohol and drugs are believed to be factors, explaining, "It's from the officer's initial observation of what's going on with the case."
Police also are trying to determine whether everyone in the Mercury had been properly restrained.
Police seeing if drugs, alcohol involved in crash
By The News-Gazette
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 10:12 AM CDT
COVINGTON, Ind. – Indiana authorities are investigating whether alcohol and drugs were involved in a Monday night collision near Covington, Ind., that killed a Kentucky man and injured six Vermilion County residents.
The collision occurred at 8:39 p.m. on U.S. 136 west of the Wabash River Bridge near Covington in Warren County, according to the Indiana State Police.
Ardee Spurlock Jr., 26, of Nicholasville, Ky., was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident injured Charla Lawrence, 28, of Westville; and Danville residents Alex Amos, 32; Adrian Amos, 11; Jessie Amos, 9; Emily Wireman, 9; and Payton Wireman, 7.
On Tuesday, Lawrence and Alex Amos were listed in fair condition at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, a spokeswoman said. She said Emily Wireman was listed in good condition.
Adrian Amos and Payton Wireman were listed in critical condition at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, a spokeswoman said. Jessie Amos was taken to Williamsport Hospital in Williamsport, but his condition was unavailable on Tuesday.
A police report said Mr. Spurlock was driving a 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier west on U.S. 136 when he veered left, crossed the center line and hit a 1997 Mercury Tracer head-on. The Tracer was driven by Lawrence, who suffered a broken leg and contusions.
The Danville residents were all passengers in Lawrence's car.
Police are still trying to determine whether the victims were wearing seat belts. No other information was available Tuesday.