Second person dies following crash in Ripley County

Second person dies following crash in Ripley County
Another person has died after a crash that happened in Ripley County Wednesday. (Source: Indiana State Police)

RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. (FOX19) - Another person involved in a crash in Ripley County Wednesday has died, according to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office.

Minor W. Adams died as a result of the crash that happened near Holton, Ind. on Michigan Road at U.S. 50.

The initial investigation stated that Adams was a front-seat passenger in a 2014 Buick Verano driven by Marion W.T. Harding.

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Indiana State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says Harding, 21, failed to yield to a 2010 Nissan Rogue driven by Craig A. Schneckenberger, 62, who was traveling westbound on U.S. 50.

Schneckenberger hit the passenger side of Harding’s car.

Both cars left the roadway before stopping.

Harding and Adams were transported by ambulance to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for serious injuries.

Sgt. Wheeles says a 16-year-old in the backseat of Harding’s car was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Schneckenberger was airlifted to Indiana University Methodist Hospital and was treated for serious injuries.

Schneckenberger’s passenger, 61-year-old Sally Schneckenberger, was transported to King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Ind. where she later died.

State police say the toxicology results on both drivers are pending at this time.

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