Wreck triggers scrutiny of laws


A one-vehicle fatal crash in northern Jennings County has prompted a call from local law enforcement officials to re-evaluate Indiana laws concerning cellphone usage and other driving distractions.

Steven C. Litzy, 24, of North Vernon was killed Wednesday while attempting to use his cellphone while driving on State Road 7 near Scipio United Methodist Church, according to a preliminary investigation by the Indiana State Police.

Litzy’s southbound 1995 Honda Accord veered off the highway at 4:30 p.m. near County Road 600N, struck a drainage ditch and flipped several times before coming to rest on its top, an Indiana State Police news release said.

Litzy, who had to be cut out of the wreckage by Geneva Township firefighters, was pronounced dead upon arrival at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon, police said.

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