Two Teens Killed, Another Injured In Rural Austin Crash Friday

Two Scott County teenagers were killed in a single car accident Friday morning, Sept. 23, and a third teen received non-life threatening injuries, according to Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin.

At about 7 a.m. Friday morning, deputies from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle crash on Jack Morgan Road approximately a half of a mile north of State Road 256 east of Austin. When deputies arrived they discovered a 2005 Cadillac off of the west side of the road in a field.

Deputies reported they located two deceased males. The driver of the vehicle, Jacob Justice, 18, of Scottsburg, was thrown from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

The second deceased male, front seat passenger Cameron Prestegui, 16, of Austin, was in the crashed vehicle. He was wearing a seat belt, according to police.

A third occupant of the vehicle, back seat passenger, Jonathon Brown, 17, of Austin was injured and was transported to the Scott County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a seat belt, authorities reported.

Goodin said the investigation shows the 2005 Cadillac, was south on Jack Morgan Road, when for an unknown reason it left the roadway on the west side of the road, flipping and then hitting several wooden fence poles.

A crash reconstruction team from the Indiana State Police Post was called to the scene.

The investigation is continuing, Goodin said.

Assisting agencies; Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Jennings Township Fire Department, Scott County E.M.S. and the Scott County Coroner’s Office.

Crothersville Town Players Dinner Theatre This Weekend

The Crothersville Town Players will host their first Dinner Theater of the season on Friday, Sept. 30, featuring humorous skits by the Town Players and piano music performed by Janet (Emily) Manger, formerly of Crothersville. “Janet has performed for the Crothersville Senior Citizens, who greatly enjoyed her music and humor,” said spokeswoman Brenda Holzworth.

The event will take place at Hamacher Hall, 211 East Howard Street, at 6 p.m., with a dinner of fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes & gravy, tossed salad, roll, drinks, and dessert. The cost for the dinner and theater is $15. For reservations, please call Linda Seals at 812-521-3695.

The Crothersville Town Players are a part of the Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association. Hamacher Hall has handicap access, and a restroom is available in the Annex Building next door, both improvements made possible by grants, donations, and fundraisers.

The Association emphasizes interest and participation in the performing and other arts and in local history for Crothersville area residents and other interested individuals. The group also encourages interested individuals to become members of the Association. Adult, Youth, and Family memberships are available. And of course, donations are always welcome.

Soup & Sandwich Supper Sunday At Sauers

The St John’s Lutheran Church at Sauers Men’s club will hold their annual soup & sandwich supper and bazaar this Sunday, Oct. 2.

Serving will be from 4-7 p.m. and carry-outs will be available.

The public is welcome to attend. The church is located at 1058 S County Road 460 E, west of Dudleytown.


Poll Cats

Curt-lineby Curt Kovener

We are just over a month away from the general election and your favorite candidate is either ahead, behind or statistically tied depending on which poll you read and when.

But there are other non-political polls conducted. Following are the odd results. Some are humorous, some make you scratch you head and wonder “why?”

So chuckle as you massage that cranial itch with these poll results from ‘Uncle John’s Lists that Make You Go…Hmmmmm’

  • 9% of American households dress up their pet for Halloween.
  • 12% of Americans think Joan of Arc was Noah’s wife.
  • 22% of Australians claim to have an ancestor who was a convict.
  • 27% of female lottery winners hid their winning ticket in their bra.
  • 27% of Americans say broccoli is their favorite vegetable.
  • 27% of Facebook users have check their status while sitting on the toilet.
  • 29% of Americans admit they have stolen something from a store.
  • 49% of Americans don’t know white bread is made from wheat.
  • 58% of Americans have called in sick to work when they weren’t sick.
  • 67% of American men prefer boxers to briefs.
  • 75% of college students expect to become millionaires.
  • 76% of Americans prefer the toilet paper to hang over the top.
  • 82% of TV viewers think reality TV shows are scripted (Ya think?!?)
  • 90% of Americans rode in a grocery cart when they were a kid.
  • 100% of Curt Comment readers have completed another weekly reading of this final unscientific poll result.


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