3 injured in collision north of Seymour; 2 hospitalized

Tribune staff reports

A Brownstown woman was flown to a Louisville hospital after she was injured in a two-vehicle wreck Tuesday north of Seymour.

Kasey Underwood, 30, was injured when the SUV she was riding in was hit by a car and overturned on State Road 11 near County Road 275N, according to a news release from Indiana State Police Trooper Tommy Walker.

Underwood, who had to be cut from the vehicle, was taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour and then flown to University of Louisville Hospital after the wreck reported around 6:40 a.m.

Two other women, Jodi Gentry, 31, of Columbus, and Mylena Roll, 32, of Seymour, sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the wreck, which was investigated by Trooper Tami Watson. Underwood was a passenger in Roll’s 2006 Ford Escape.

Underwood, who was later released from the hospital, said she and Roll carpool to work.

“I don’t remember anything about the wreck,” Underwood said Tuesday afternoon.

She said she was unconscious when rescue workers pulled her out of the vehicle through the sunroof.

“I finally came to when I was lifelined to the Louisville hospital, and I just have a lot of bruising and bang-ups,” Underwood said.

Police said Gentry was driving a 2011 Toyota Corolla south on State Road 11 when she drove left of center into the northbound lane hitting Roll’s vehicle. The impact caused Roll’s vehicle to spin around and go off the road. It then landed on the passenger side in a ditch.

Gentry’s vehicle spun around and came to rest across both lanes of State Road 11. Gentry also had to be cut from her vehicle. She and Roll were treated by Jackson County Emergency Medical Services personnel and taken to Schneck.

Underwood said Roll remained hospitalized Thursday afternoon.

Watson said in the police report that the use of seat belts helped reduce injury to those involved in the crash.

Seymour police and firefighters assisted at the scene.