An 18-year-old Columbus man died in an accident last night in rural Bartholomew County and a passenger in the vehicle was flown to an Indianapolis trauma center.
18-year-old Kyle N. Hall was driving northbound on County Road 250E, just north of County Road 275S at about 8 p.m. Thursday night according to Indiana State Police, when he lost control of the vehicle, it went off the road and rolled several times ejecting him from the vehicle according to firefighters.
He was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital where he died from his injuries. Hall’s cause of death was blunt force trauma to the chest and pelvic area, according to Bartholomew County Coroner Clayton Nolting.
A passenger, 18-year-old Lilly E. Hall was also ejected from the vehicle and she suffered serious injuries. She was flown by Lifeline helicopter to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
The accident remains under investigation.
Assisting troopers at the scene were Bartholomew County Sheriffs Department, Columbus Regional Hospital paramedics, Columbus Township Fire and Rescue, Elizabethtown Fire Department, and Bartholomew County Coroners Office.