Hayden woman seriously injured in two-vehicle crash

JENNINGS COUNTY — A Hayden woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 50 in Jennings County at about 4:15 p.m. Thursday.

The initial investigation by Indiana State Police Senior Trooper David Owsley indicated that a 2006 Honda Civic being driven by Corey Freeman, 24 of Hayden, was traveling southbound on County Road 580W approaching U.S. 50 in western Jennings County. The investigation determined that Freeman disregarded the stop sign at the intersection, investigators said.

Freeman’s vehicle entered US 50 into the path of an eastbound 2015 Chevy Silverado pulling a trailer, driven by Cody St John, 21, of North Vernon.  After colliding, both vehicles left the roadway before coming to rest.

Freeman was extricated from her vehicle before being flown to an Indianapolis area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. St John was taken to Schneck Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

U.S. 50 was closed for nearly two hours for crash investigation and clean up.

This crash remains under investigation.