Around 12:30am this morning (12/21/17), crews responded to a single-vehicle accident on State Road 129 near the south intersection with State Road 62, just north of the Ripley/Switzerland County line.
Crews found a blue Ford Ranger off the roadway that had struck a tree. Friendship Fire Department had to extricate the occupants of the vehicle. One was suffering from serious injuries and was airlifted from the scene, the other occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ripley County Coroner.
We have confirmed the deceased is a juvenile from Switzerland County. We should receive more information from the Indiana State Police, and we will update this story as more information becomes available.