Sullivan County – March 3, 2021, at approximately 6:45 a.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle crash on State Road 58 near County Road 275 West.
The preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Polly Blackburn revealed that Layla M. Knotts, age 16, of Carlisle, Indiana, was driving a 2016 Chevy Equinox on State Road 58, traveling westbound near County Road 275 West. Knotts for an unknown reason lost control of her vehicle, leaving the roadway and traveling into an empty field. Knotts’ vehicle became airborne and rolled several times before coming to a rest on its side, almost 40 yards from the roadway. Knotts was ejected from the vehicle.
Due to the severity of the injuries received, Knotts was taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, by Lifeline.
Senior Trooper Tim Rader of the Putnamville Post will be conducting a full reconstruction of the accident.
Assisting: Troopers Brad Miller and Spencer Brooks of the Putnamville Post, Sullivan County Deputies, Carlisle Volunteer Township Fire Department, Carlisle Ambulance and Recovery Plus Wrecker Service.