SUV-car crash in heavy rain kills E. Ind. couple - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

SUV-car crash in heavy rain kills E. Ind. couple

A collision between an SUV and a car in a heavy downpour has killed an eastern Indiana couple.

Henry County sheriff's deputies say the crash Saturday on U.S. 35 about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis killed the driver of the car, 48-year-old Claude Hicks of Lynn, and his wife, 52-year-old Rhonda Jo Hicks.

Three other passengers in Hicks' car - their son, Joseph Hicks, and his children, a 9-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy - also were injured and remained hospitalized Sunday.

Deputies say an SUV driven by 59-year-old John Petry of Kettering, Ohio, hydroplaned into the path of the car. Petry was treated at a hospital. His wife, 57-year-old Cheryl Petry, remained hospitalized Sunday.

Sheriff Bruce Baker says the road is treacherous.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267

All content ┬ęCopyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at