Stephanie McGovern Recovering after Car Accident in Cass County

Crews work to clear the scene of an accident that claimed the life of a Winamac teen. Photo provided by Kevin Lilly of the Pharos Tribune.

Stephanie McGovern, 16, of Winamac, who was involved in a car accident in Cass County on Monday, December 27th, had a successful jaw surgery and is out of ICU at a Fort Wayne hospital. Doctors have tended to broken ribs, a punctured lung and a punctured kidney that she suffered in the accident. She will soon continue her recovery at home. Stephanie’s parents are Mike and Cheryl McGovern.

Police say McGovern ran a stop sign and was hit by a pick-up truck driven by an Avon man. The driver of the pick-up escaped with minor injuries and a three-year-old passenger in that vehicle was not injured. The accident claimed the life of Alexandra “Ali” Gibson, 19, who was a passenger in McGovern’s car.