Seymour man injured in crash after disturbance

Staff Reports

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an accident that resulted in a Seymour man being pinned underneath a pickup truck after it hit a tree.

Emergency dispatchers received two calls about the accident, the first at 8:13 p.m. Wednesday about a disturbance near Azalia where a couple was arguing in a truck near South County Road 350E and Boat Street, deputies said.

A second caller then reported the truck was in a yard in the area of 6800 E. County Road 800S, deputies said.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputy Matt Bush found the truck had hit a tree and 18-year-old Chandler Arnholt, Seymour, was pinned underneath it. A female juvenile reportedly had left the scene.

Arnholt was extricated from the truck and taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis by LifeLine helicopter with non-life threatening injuries, deputies said. Hospital officials said Thursday no information was available to release on his condition.

The deputies said they determined the female juvenile and Arnholt had been consuming alcohol and had an argument that resulted in the female juvenile leaving the accident scene. Deputies still are putting together information about how the accident occurred and how Arnholt became trapped under the truck.