20-Year-Old Woman Dead After Car Crashes Into Tree (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

August 14, 2013 Updated Aug 15, 2013 at 11:52 AM EST

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (21Alive) -- 20-year-old Kayla Yelton is dead after a car crash on Dawkins Rd.

Allen County police were dispatched to the 17000 block of Dawkins Rd at approximately 11:30 p.m. The vehicle was traveling west on Dawkins when it left the roadway, hit an embankment, became airborne and struck two trees.

A 20-year-old female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The 21-year-old male driver was not injured according to police. Both were wearing seatbelts and police say alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

The Allen County Coroner ruled the cause of death as blunt force trauma. Yelton is the 22nd traffic fatality for Allen County in 2013.




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