A 14-year-old girl was severely injured during a crash involving four teenagers near Benton on March 31.
According to police, 18-year-old Ashley Wright was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Impala when she swerved to avoid hitting a deer on Benton Field Road near Linn Road. Wright lost control of the car and drove off the road where the car hit a culvert and overturned.
Two passengers, a 16-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy, had minor injures from the crash. The 14-year-old girl was severely hurt and airlifted to an out-of-state trauma center, according to the Franklin County Sheriff Department.
The sheriff was not able to provide an update on the teen's condition.
Digital Access For Only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
Wright was not injured in the crash and received a ticket for failing to reduce speed to avoid a traffic crash.