JENNINGS COUNTY, Ind. (NEWS RELEASE) – On Wednesday afternoon three people were injured and traffic was slowed as a result of a single vehicle crash on U.S. 50.
According to Senior Trooper Stephen Wheeles, at 12:38 p.m. a 2013 International box truck driven by 40-year-old Charles Manson of Indianapolis was eastbound on U.S. 50 near C.R. 650W when the right sides tire ran off the traveled portion of the roadway.
Manson overcorrected causing the truck to travel back across the roadway where it overturned and slid into a fence at Ebbing Auto Parts on the north side of U.S. 50. Manson and two passengers were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated. Manson, and his passengers 25-year-old Deverrick A. Harrison and 43-year-old Terry Parker, also of Indianapolis were transported to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon for non-life threatening injuries although Harrison was transferred to a hospital in Indianapolis for further treatment on his seriously injured leg. Tpr. Wheeles indicated the wet roadway may have contributed to the crash.
Manson was cited for Driving While Suspended.
Tpr. Wheeles was assisted by other troopers, Jennings County Sheriff’s deputies, Jennings County Fire and EMS officials.