By Aubrey Woods | For The Republic
A 37-year-old man was flown to Indianapolis after sustaining injuries in a head-on collision Wednesday on U.S. 50 in western Jennings County.
Trevor McIntosh of North Vernon was injured after the 1984 Mercedes he was driving in the westbound lane crossed the center line for an unknown reason and into the path of a 2002 Toyota driven by 27-year-old Brian Douglas of Seymour, according to a news release from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.
After impact, McIntosh’s vehicle traveled into a ditch on the south side of U.S. 50 at County Road 900W and rolled an unknown number of times before striking a tree and coming to rest on its wheels.
McIntosh and a passenger in Douglas’ car, John Lawrence Jr., 27, also of Seymour, were trapped and had to be extricated from the vehicles after the wreck, reported at about 5 p.m., police said.
McIntosh was flown by StatFlight to an Indianapolis hospital for treatment of head injuries and multiple broken bones, police said. McIntosh had initially been listed in critical condition at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis but his condition was stable Thursday afternoon, spokeswoman Tangela Floyd said.
Lawrence was treated and taken to Schneck Medical Center for “severe, but non-life threatening injuries,” while Douglas was treated at the scene by medical personnel and released, police said.
Police said McIntosh and Douglas were wearing seat belts, possibly reducing a possible fatality in the crash, which remains under investigation.
Those involved in investigating the wreck include Sheriff Gary Driver, Col. Jeff Day, officers Cody Low and Aaron Green and reserve officers, Rob Amos and Kyle Lee. Personnel with Spencer Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue 20 also assisted at the scene.