A traffic crash in Macon County claimed the lives of a mother and son from Franklin.
Troopers say a van and a suburban collided Wednesday afternoon on Highway 64, also known as Highlands Road. The accident happened about 2pm near the entrance to the Riverbend RV Park and Campground.
They say the van, driven by 16 year old Caleb Sloope, was heading west when it ran off the road. Authorities say Sloope over-corrected and rolled the van into the path of the suburban, which was heading east.
Caleb Sloope’s mother, Joy, was in passenger seat and died at the scene. The highway patrol says Caleb Sloope died later at the hospital. His sister, 17 year old Cameron is in critical condition at Mission Hospital, but expected to live.
86 year old Herwart Hugel and his 80 year old wife Ingrid were taken to Mission Hospital.