Wednesday morning accident injures Chula teen

A Chula resident was hurt on Wednesday morning when the van she was driving traveled off Route K, one mile east of Chula, and overturned onto its top.

Sixteen-year old Madison Searcy was taken by private vehicle to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe.  The Highway Patrol described her injuries as minor.

The accident occurred as the eastbound van went over the center line, the girl over-corrected, with the vehicle going off the pavement, causing a second over-correction that sent the vehicle off the other side of the road and into the ditch, where it overturned.

The van was demolished.  Ms. Searcy was wearing a seat belt.