Multiple car accident in Borden leaves 2 dead


by Bryan Baker

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 20 at 12:07 AM

(WHAS11) -- Two people were killed and two other people were flown to University Hospital in serious condition after a three car accident on S.R. 60 around 6:30 Wednesday morning.

Police said Curtis Heckel and Angela Berkley died.

Berkley is from Shepherdsville but lives in Louisville. Friends of hers say she has a baby boy.
Heckel, from Louisville, was pronounced dead at University of Louisville Hospital hours after the wreck. Heckel was located in the rear seat of the vehicle and was not identified by officers until he arrived at the University of Louisville Hospital.

Berkley, who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. Police say the Impala was traveling westbound when it crossed over the center line. It then side swiped a Land Rover traveling eastbound and continued several hundred feet before crashing into a pickup truck.

“This is the worse one I’ve seen; especially right in front of my house,” Jen Faith, a resident along S.R.60 in Borden, said.

Jen Faith never imagined waking up to find someone killed in front of her Borden, Ind. home.

“I heard a loud crash,” said Faith. “I thought it was a dream.”

A third passenger in the front seat of the Impala, Jason Orme, 33, of Corydon, Ind., was wearing his seatbelt during the crash and was released from the hospital later Wednesday.

The driver of the Land Rover, George Napier, 38, from Charlestown, Ind., was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured.

The driver of the Ford pickup truck, William Piper, 29, of Salem, Ind., was not wearing his seatbelt and is at University Hospital in good condition as of Wednesday night. Twelve hours earlier his injuries were considered "serious."

S.R. 60 was shut down almost four hours between S.R. 111 and Deam Lake Road.

Jen Faith has had concerns about that stretch of roadway since she moved there four years ago.

“There are blind turns, the limit is 55 and people go about 90,” Faith said. “There’s some tragic stuff that happens on this road a lot.”

Indiana State Police said a trooper was working accident reduction at the scene as recently as Tuesday. Sgt. Jerry Goodin said there was even a complaint about the trooper trying to slow down traffic at the notoriously dangerous road.