Distracted driving suspected in Franklin County crash

Franklin County, In.— Deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department believe distracted driving was the cause of a Sunday evening crash.

A report from the sheriff’s department says a 17-year-old female was eastbound on Wolf Creek Road near the intersection of Blue Creek Road around 6:30 when she drove off the road and struck a tree. The vehicle caught fire following the crash. Evidence at the scene suggests the girl may have been distracted by a cell phone.

The 17-year-old Brookville resident refused treatment at the scene.