4 teens injured in weekend rollover accident


May 24th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Four area teens were injured over the weekend during a rollover accident Saturday afternoon, about a mile northeast of Shelby. The Shelby County Sheriff’s office said today (Tuesday), a 1999 Ford Expedition driven by 16-year old Kaelly Welsh, of Shelby, went out of control at around 4:20-p.m. on County Road F-66, just east of Hackberry Road.

The SUV traveled onto the south shoulder, into the south ditch, and rolled several times. As the vehicle rolled, Welsh, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected. Three passengers in the vehicle, who were wearing their seatbelts, remained in the vehicle as it rolled. They were identified as 16-year olds Casey Peters, of Shelby, and Carmen Allen, of Avoca, and 15-year old Tayler Engel, of Avoca.

All four of the teens were transported by Shelby Rescue and Medivac Ambulance to Myrtue Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.