2 teens injured in collision

Two Greenwood teens were transported to Indianapolis hospitals after an accident at County Road 450N and County Road 425E in northern Bartholomew County.

Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Warner was sent to the intersection at about 2 p.m. Wednesday, where a gray Honda Civic and black Ford E-250 had collided in the intersection.

The Honda’s driver, as yet not identified, disregarded the stop sign for southbound County Road North 425E while turning left to travel east on County Road East 450N, Warner said, causing it to collide with the truck.

The car was occupied by Justyne Trueblood and Emily Cawood, both 16 and from Greenwood, deputies said. Sheriff’s deputies have not determined which teen was driving the passenger car, deputies said.

The truck, driven by Jim Veal, 50, Columbus, was traveling west and had the right of way at the intersection, deputies said. The truck T-boned the Honda, causing the truck to leave the road and strike a nearby home on the southwest corner of the intersection. No one was at home when the truck hit the house, deputies said.

One of the teens was flown by Lifeline helicopter to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis with head injuries, deputies said. The other was taken by ambulance to Riley with minor injuries, deputies said. The sheriff’s department could not identify which teen had been transported by helicopter and which had been transported by ambulance.

Cawood was listed in stable condition at Riley as of Thursday afternoon, hospital officials said. Trueblood was treated and released from Riley, hospital officials said.

Veal was treated and released at the scene, deputies said.