FOUNTAIN CITY, INDIANA (May 11, 2017) – A five year old girl that was killed in a head on collision on Thursday on Indiana 227 has been identified, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 1:00 pm on Indiana 227 in the 8700 block. A northbound 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe veered over the double yellow lines into opposing traffic to pass a slower moving vehicle, and crashed head on into a 2009 Toyota sedan.
5 year old Jocelyn Grace Gesell, a passenger in the Toyota, was airlifted to a nearby hospital where she tragically succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead. The driver of the Toyota, 24 year old Britney Lee Byrley, was seriously injured and remains hospitalized. An infant in a car seat inside the Toyota was also hospitalized in unknown condition. The driver of the Hyundai, identified as 45 year old Anthony J. Zircher, sustained minor injuries and was hospitalized as well. Zircher has been cited for improper passing, and the accident remains under open investigation at this time to determine if criminal charges will be filed.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 864-6664. We are here to help you.