A three-vehicle accident Friday evening in Brownstown closed Main and Walnut streets for nearly three hours, according to the Brownstown Police Department.
At 6:15 p.m., Matthew Montgomery, 20, of Seymour, was driving a Jackson County ambulance south on Main Street for an emergency run and had entered the Walnut Street intersection when he struck the right side of a westbound SUV driven by Ran Burge, 73, of Brownstown, according to a report from Brownstown Patrolman Tom Wright. The ambulance spun around and struck a car driven by Margo Brewer, 68, of Brownstown, that was stopped on the west side of the intersection. Burge's SUV continued southwest through the intersection and struck a corner traffic light pole before coming to a stop next to a building, police said.
No major injuries were reported, according to police. Montgomery and ambulance crew member Mark Gillespie, 30, of Seymour, were taken to Schneck Medical Center for a check up. There was no patient on board the ambulance at the time of the accident, police said.
The intersection was reopened by 9 p.m., with the traffic light signal still out while authorities waited for replacement parts. The accident is still under investigation, according to police.
Indiana State Police, Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Brownstown Fire Dept., Brownstown Street Dept., the Indiana Dept. of Transportation and Duke Energy also responded.
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