Newly-crowned Indiana beauty queen's life cut short in fatal car crash

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Indiana Beauty Queen Dies In Single-Car Crash

An Indiana beauty queen's life was tragically cut short after a fatal single-car crash.

According to The Courier-Journal, 20-year-old Miss Crawford County, Abby Sutherland, won her crown last month and was set to participate in County Queens Day at the Indiana State Fair later this month. But on August first, the car Sutherland was riding in went off the road, rolling and hitting several trees. She was pronounced dead at the scene and the unnamed driver was airlifted to the hospital.

"Heaven has one more beautiful angel," her brother Joshua posted on Facebook. "You will be greatly missed!!!!! Love you!!!!!!"

A crown and cross mark where she was killed.

"We at the Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant are deeply saddened by the news of Abby's passing," an Indiana State Fair spokesperson said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with her family, friends, and the community of Crawford County."

Investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash.

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