Crash closes section of SR 9 in Bartholomew County

A two-vehicle crash closed a section of State Road 9 Monday night.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department says that deputies were dispatched to the scene at State Road 9 and E CR 225 N at about 8:40 p.m. Investigators say that a vehicle driven by 51-year-old Victoria Hiatt, of Hope, had been traveling southbound on State Road 9 when she rear-ended a truck driven by 30-year-old Jared Rutan, of Columbus. Police say Rutan was stopped while attempting to turn eastbound onto E 225 N when his truck was hit from the rear.

Hiatt was transported by Lifeline to an Indianapolis hospital. Her condition is unknown.

A four-year-old child, who was in Rutan’s truck, was later transported to Columbus Regional Hospital where his condition is also unknown.

The crash remains under investigation.