Three people were injured Sunday in a head-on crash on State Road 7 near the Bartholomew/Jennings County line.
According to Indiana State Police, a car driven by 23-year-old Ty Woodson of North Vernon was southbound on State Road 7 near Stephen Drive in Bartholomew County at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday night, when the vehicle crossed the centerline, into the path of an SUV being driven by 39-year-old Trisha Carman of Columbus, where they collided.
Woodson’s vehicle then caught fire. After being rescued he was flown to an Indianapolis area hospital with serious injuries.
Carman was taken by ambulance to Columbus Regional Hospital then flown to an Indianapolis hospital. A passenger in Carman’s vehicle, 9-year-old Amberly Carman was flown from the scene of the crash to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.
Police say that neither driver was wearing a seat belt. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.
State Road 7 was closed for about two hours for the crash cleanup and investigation.
Assisting at the scene were Indiana State Police Crash Reconstruction Team, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, Jennings County Sheriff’s Office, Columbus Township Fire Department, Elizabethtown Fire Department, Scipio-Geneva Township Fire Department, Jennings County EMS, and Columbus Regional Hospital EMS.
Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.