Boonville girl dies in car crash

Chandler Elementary School student, Isabella Pfingston, 7, of Boonville, died after a tragic car accident in Daviess County last week.

Matthew Grimes, 26, of Evansville, his daughter Maddalynn Grimes, 5, of North Charleston, South Carolina and Jessica Krohn, 24, of Evansville, were also in the car with Pfingston and died in the accident.

According to a press release from the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, Matthew Grimes was driving a 2013 Chrysler 200 southbound at the intersection of Highway 57 and 358 by Odon around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28.

“For an unknown reason, Mr. Grimes failed to yield the right of way at the intersection and pulled into the path of the Ford F-150,” the press release stated.

Rodney Page, 41, of Plainville, was driving the Ford F-150 westbound.

Although all of the passengers in Grimes’ vehicle died, Page only sustained a head injury and was taken to the Daviess Community Hospital.

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office press release states they do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident.

“[...] However toxicology reports are pending,” the release stated.

And the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the accident.

Pfingston’s funeral took place at the Browning Funeral Home in Evansville on Tuesday, July 2.

Shannon Crow, Pfingston's mom, said she is grateful to the first responders who tried to save her daughter.

“Even though you knew she was gone,” she said. “Everyone in the community has been awesome and helped us so much. I want to thank you. It doesn’t bring my little girl back, but I appreciate it. She was the sweetest goofiest kid I know.”

Marisa Patwa is a graduate of the University of Evansville with a degree in journalism and minor in political science.

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