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4 injured in 1-car Jennings accident


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 Four people were injured in a one-car crash in Jennings County.

Tre Xavier Vires, 20, Seymour, was driving a 2001 Honda coupe Sunday evening when he lost control of the car on Low Water Bridge in Country Squire Lakes, according to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.

The car was traveling at an unsafe speed for road conditions, and the driver lost control, Maj. Jerry Shepherd of the sheriff’s department said. The car left the roadway and flipped onto its top.

Five people were in the car at the time of the crash, reported at 5:31 p.m.

A front-seat passenger, Marcus Roberts, 18, of Seymour, was flown by helicopter to an Indianapolis area trauma center for injuries from the crash.

Shepherd said a condition for Roberts was unavailable, and he did not know where Roberts was taken for treatment.

“I was told he had a chest injury,” Shepherd said Monday afternoon.

Brockton K. Lentz, 18, of North Vernon was a passenger in the rear seat and had to be cut free from the car by Emergency Medical Services personnel. The extent and type of injuries were not available, police said.

Vires was treated for chest pain. He was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, police said. It is not known if other occupants were wearing seat belts, Shepherd said.

A 20-year-old passenger who was in the middle of the rear seat was examined and released at the scene. The person’s name was not available, nor was name of a fourth person injured.

Deputies Anthony Maberry and Aaron Green investigated the wreck.

Shepherd said the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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