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Daviess County still mourning lives lost in multiple fatal accidents

Four Daviess county residents have lost their lives in just seven days. These accidents have deeply effected the entire county.

Posted: Nov. 16, 2017 7:15 PM

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI)- Joseph Pilk has lived in Daviess County his whole life. He enjoys the community, but the news of this past week is hard to bear.

"I know God didn't mean for us to get out here and kill each other with cars. It's just a terrible tragedy," said Pilk

Four Daviess County residents have lost their lives in just seven days. The first being the loss of Kendall Murphy in Montgomery.

Days later, Marilyn and Kaitlyn Mattes at the intersection of State Road 50 and 57 in Washington.

Then on Wednesday, Kevin Sears of Odon in an accident North of Loogootee.

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office has worked on a majority of these accidents. Sheriff Jerry Harbstreit of Daviess County said the department is also deeply impacted by these losses.

"This has been a tough one for all of us because these people were friends to all of us and we knew them personally. These were devastating accidents," said Sheriff Harbsteit

The department hopes everyone will make better decisions behind the wheel taking every measure to make sure people make it to their destination safely.

"They might give that a thought, what if I would have lost that little boy or that little girl. It would be a hard road to hold," said Pilk.

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