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An early morning car crash in Owen County is a stark reminder of the need for all of us to be careful while driving. According to the Herald Times, two vehicles were involved in a collision where one of the vehicles was going too fast. One person was killed and another was life-lined to Indianapolis for urgent medical treatment.

The accident was reported at 2:57 a.m. at the intersection of Millgrove and Quincy roads, according to the Owen County Sheriff’s Office. When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, one car was found inverted off the road. Inside were two men still restrained in their seats.

The report did not indicate whether alcohol was a factor, or whether one of the driver’s fell asleep at the wheel. Given the early morning hour of this crash, those are things that police officers will likely look into.

In 2008, over 34,000 people were killed on America’s roads and highways as a result of motor vehicle collisions. That averages out to over 93 people who are killed every day in car crashes. While its unrealistic to think we can do away with all traffic accidents, there are some things we can do to improve the chances that we are not involved in a serious crash.

Simple reminders to not use excessive speed, wear your seatbelts, and never – ever drink and drive really do make a difference. We cannot control how someone else will drive, but we can control our own actions. Make sure that everything you do while behind the wheel puts safety first.

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