As a funeral procession traveled in Kokomo, Indiana a vehicle, not involved in the procession, struck an SUV that was traveling in the procession. The auto accident occurred at around 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. According to authorities, 17-year-old Cassandra Cutsinger was operating a 2003 Saturn southbound on Washington Street when she approached the intersection of Washington and Lincoln Road. The funeral procession was traveling northbound on Lincoln, and as Cutsinger approached the intersection, she had a green light. She proceeded through the intersection and collided with a Chevy Equinox driven by 41-year-old Sherri Owens. Owens and two passengers, teenage girls, sustained injuries in the collision and were transported to the hospital. Cutsinger was not injured in the accident, and it is unknown if citations will be issued.
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