UPDATE: Teen killed in Thursday night crash


GREENFIELD — A 17-year-old girl died after being thrown from a car during a serious crash along Mt. Comfort Road Thursday night.

Savannah Land of Indianapolis was not wearing a seat belt when the car she was riding in ran a stop sign and was struck by an oncoming car, police said.

The teen was ejected from the car and suffered traumatic injuries over most her body, investigators said. She was transported by ambulance to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The crash occurred just before 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of county roads 200N and 600W.

Police say a car headed southbound on County Road 600W collided with a vehicle headed westbound on County Road 200N.

Land was a passenger in the westbound car. The young driver of that vehicle, who was not injured, ran a stop sign and crossed into oncoming traffic, police said.

The driver of the southbound car, which came to rest in a ditch on the southwest side of the roadway, was also taken to Methodist for treatment, police said.