Triple Fatality Results From Three Vehicle Crash on US 421 and CR350 South

On Saturday, July 3, at approximately 11:39 p.m., Clinton County Central Dispatch received reports of a multi-vehicle crash, with entrapment and on fire on US421 at County Road 350 South.

Preliminary reports indicate that V1, a Silver 2020 Subaru, driven by Amanda Armstrong, of Kokomo, was traveling southbound on US421.  Armstrong was the sole occupant of V1.  V1 crossed the center line and struck V2, who was already driving to the right of the roadway to avoid the collision.  When attempting to correct its course of travel, V2 rolled over.  V2 is a Black 2013 GMC Yukon, driven by Garrett Fairclough, 39, of Frankfort and was occupied by five people.

V1 continued left of center and struck V3, a Silver 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by Jackie Burgin, 69, of Frankfort head on.  V3 was occupied by the driver and front seat passenger.  V3 caught fire as a result of the impact.

A passenger in V2 was transported by EMS to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Amanda Armstrong was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jackie Burgin was pronounced dead at the scene.
Shirley Burgin, 66, of Frankfort was the front seat passenger of V3.  She was pronounced dead at the scene. Family has been notified.

Officers located a dog in V3.  The Humane Society of Clinton County arrived on scene to take possession of the animal.  The dog survived the crash.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.  This crash remains under investigation.

“Overnight, I, along with dozens of fellow first responders came upon yet another tragic and preventable scene.  Words simply fail to describe the heartbreak caused by the actions that took place here tonight.  This scene was an intricate one, and I am thankful to all of our Deputies and their specialties to reconstruct this crash meticulously and accurately.  Once again, I saw multiple agencies come together to render the highest level of care to multiple victims, while supporting each other in the aftermath.  I appreciate all of those who came to our aid from our chaplains, to the wreckers and the humane society.  We simply could not have completed this investigation sufficiently, without all of you!  My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved.  The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office Chaplains will be available to anyone in need of their services in the days and weeks to come.  If you are out enjoying the festivities of the holiday, celebrate responsibly.  PLEASE, don’t drink and drive!”  –  Sheriff Rich Kelly