Courtney Phelps

 

 

Age: 23

 

Summary: piano teacher and wife of Indianapolis-based Colonial Hills Baptist Church youth pastor Chad Phelps who was among one of only three known fatalities involved in a deadly motor-vehicle accident when a church-owned chartered bus carrying at least 37 passengers (mostly teenage congregation members and chaperones) returning home to Indiana from a weeklong trip at a northern Michigan youth camp had apparently sped down an exit ramp off the USS Indianapolis Memorial Highway and slammed into a concrete median before overturning just a mile from the church and injured over a dozen others aboard including her 2-year-old son Chase, in which the bus driver and fellow church member identified as 68-year-old Dennis Mauer told authorities that the brakes failed before the vehicle struck a raised concrete median and flipped on its side when the accident occurred.

 

 

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a bus accident

 

Born: August 9, 1989

 

Died: July 27, 2013

 

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana