Winamac Teen Dies in 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.

A Monday afternoon traffic accident in Cass County claimed the life of a Winamac teenager. Alexandra “Ali” Gibson, 19, was a passenger in a car driven by Stephanie McGovern, 16, also of Winamac.

Police said McGovern ran a stop sign and was hit by a pick-up truck driven by Walter Denaut II, 30, of Avon. All were taken to Memorial Hospital in Logansport, including a passenger in the Denaut truck, Connor Denaut, age 3. The driver of the pick-up escaped with minor injuries, the three year old was not hurt.

At last report, McGovern was in critical condition in a Fort Wayne hospital after being airlifted.