Lillian Gardner was a 16-year-old Evansville resident when she died in a car accident Thursday afternoon. The accident on State Road 57, near Boonville New Harmony Road and Kansas Road caused her death. Steve Lockyear, Vanderburgh County Coroner, confirmed her death. Although it is not clear what caused the accident, preliminary investigations indicate that wet pavement may have played a role.
Although the cause of the crash remains unknown, Lillian Gardner (the driver of the vehicle) was wearing a seatbelt. She died at the scene. The accident is a tragic situation. The victim was a 16 year-old college student. The other driver was a 62-year-old woman who was also driving a car. The accident is being investigated by the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office.
Lillian Gardner was a member of the high school ministry at Christian Fellowship. She was baptized on August 4, 2019. She was a generous person with a big heart. She was outgoing with a beautiful smile. Her mother, Jenny Gardner, and stepmother Sarah Gardner survived her, and her grandmother and stepfather Bill Gardner are also survivors of the accident. In addition to her family, Lillian was survived by her aunts and uncles.
In a separate incident, a woman was critically injured in the crash in northern Vanderburgh County. She was a 16-year-old member of the Christian Fellowship high school. Her mother was driving northbound along Route 66 when she lost control and flipped the car. The vehicle came to a stop next to the American Legion in Gardner. The young girl, Ryliegh Williams, sustained blunt-force injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Lillian Gardner was a Christian teenager. She was baptized on August 4, 2019, and was a member of the high school’s Christian Fellowship. She was a person of kindness and compassion. Her beautiful smile and big heart made her loved ones feel special. Her father, husband, and her two sisters Jenny and Bill are still with her. She is also survived by her aunts, uncles, and step-grandmother.
A crash on State Road 57 in southern Indiana caused the death of a 16-year-old girl on February 26. Her mother was driving north when her vehicle crossed Route 53 and flipped over. Ryliegh Williams, a teen, was declared dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation by state troopers and local law enforcement officials. The teen’s death was unexpected and tragic.
A 16-year-old girl was killed in the accident in northern Vanderburgh County. Her mother was driving northbound on Route 66 when the crash happened. She was driving on a highway sign when her vehicle lost control. Her vehicle came to an abrupt halt beside a Gardner American Legion. Only her mother Jenny and her father survived. The girl was buried in the area on October 29, 2020.
Lillian Gardner died in a crash in northern Vanderburgh County on Feb. 27. Her mother was driving north on Route 66 when she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle came to an abrupt halt near the American Legion. Despite the tragic accident, she was able to survive. Her mother and father are mourning her daughter’s death and are looking for answers. A 62-year old woman is responsible for the victim’s death. She reportedly sustained fatal injuries in the crash.
Lillian’s friends and family were devastated by the crash. She was a Christian and active member of her high school’s ministry. She baptized on Aug. 4, 2019. She was a generous person with a big heart. Her beautiful smile and kindness to others will be missed. Jenny Gardner, her mother, stepmother and father, are still with Lillian. She is also survived by her aunts and uncles.
The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries. The police officers investigating the accident are not sure if drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision. The crash is under investigation, but the victims and the people involved in it are being comforted by family members. They were not the only ones to be hurt in the collision. The other driver was able to escape. Both drivers were taken to the hospital.
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