Police: Victim in Fortville crash recovers

FORTVILLE — A woman who was airlifted from the scene of a three-car crash this week in Fortville is recovering from her injuries at an Indianapolis hospital, according to investigators.

Police said Roberta Sleppy was driving westbound in the 700 block of W. Broadway Street on Wednesday when she crossed the center line and collided with two other vehicles.

Sleppy was airlifted from the scene of the crash by a St. Vincent Statflight helicopter with serious injuries, police said. She was treated in the hospital’s intensive care unit and was still recovering at the hospital at press time, police said.

Sleppy had to be cut from her car after the crash, officials said.

Sleppy crossed the center line while driving westbound on Broadway Street. She side-swiped an oncoming eastbound pickup truck, lost control of her car and was struck by a minivan that was also headed eastbound, police said.

The accident remains under investigation by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and the Fortville Police Department.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.