5 injured in I-65 wreck near Seymour


A Hendricks County woman was flown to an Indianapolis hospital after a three-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon on Interstate 65 five miles north of Seymour.

Kara Terrell-Curtis, 38, of Avon had to be extricated from the green Honda Civic she was driving by Seymour firefighters after the wreck reported at 3:32 p.m., according to a news release from the Indiana State Police Post at Versailles.

Terrell-Curtis was flown to St. Vincent Hospital by StatFlight for treatment of serious injuries she received. Firefighters had to cut the roof and driver’s side door off her car to free her from the wreckage.

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State Trooper Matt Holley said investigators believe Terrell-Curtis did not slow down and ran into the back of a white 2012 Ford van driven by Michael Moberly, 36, of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

Moberly, Brandon Jeffries, 27, and John Perry 49, who all were in the van, complained of back pain. Neal Banta, 21, who also was in the van, may have sustained a fracture to his arm, police said.

The van and other southbound traffic was backed up as motorists had to funnel into one lane at a construction site near the 50-mile marker at Seymour.

The four people injured in the van were transported by Jackson County Emergency Medical Services to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for treatment of their injuries.

After being hit by Terrell-Curtis’ car, the van struck the rear of a 2003 Kenworth tractor pulling a silver 2001 Reit trailer driven by Jose Rodriguez, 63, of East Chicago. Rodriguez was not injured.

The condition of Terrell-Curtis was not available Tuesday afternoon.

Holley was assisted at the scene by Trooper Stephen Wheeles.

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