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Indiana woman worsening after head-on collision Friday

By Ronnie Thomas
rthomas@decaturdaily.com 340-2438

A Huntsville Hospital spokeswoman said Sunday that doctors downgraded the condition of an Indiana woman, injured in a Decatur wreck Friday, from stable to critical.

Another spokeswoman said the hospital discharged a 1-year-old Decatur girl from the pediatric unit.

They were among four people injured in a head-on crash between a car and pickup about 5:45 p.m. on Sixth Avenue Southeast near Cloverleaf Dodge.

Paula Cox, 66, of Indianapolis is in the hospital's surgical intensive care unit.

Police said she was a passenger in a car driven by Kevin Ocallaghan, 58, of Indianapolis when it collided head-on with the pickup.

According to the hospital spokeswoman, the infant's name is Adelynne Scott. Police said she was a passenger in the pickup driven by Jefferson Scott, who remains in critical condition in the surgical intensive care unit. His age and address were not available from the police or the hospital.

Police said separate medical helicopters transported Scott and the infant to Huntsville.

An ambulance transported Cox and Ocallaghan to Decatur General Hospital before emergency rescue personnel transferred Cox to a medical helicopter and flew her to Huntsville.

A Decatur Hospital spokeswoman said Sunday she had no information on Ocallaghan. A nurse supervisor said Friday night that doctors were treating him in the emergency room and he was in stable condition.

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