Pair hurt in wreck


Driver inattention likely contributed to a three-vehicle wreck west of Cortland that left a man hospitalized, police reported.

Scott Fluhr, 21, of Norman, was treated at the scene Thursday afternoon by personnel with Jackson County EMS before being taken to the helipad at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour. Fluhr, who sustained a broken leg and other injuries, then was flown by StatFlight to a Louisville hospital.

Jackson County Officer Rick Meyer said Fluhr was alert and able to talk with officers at the scene and didn’t appear to have life-threatening injuries.

A second man, Justin Sprague, 19, also of Norman, suffered cuts and complained of pain and was taken to Schneck, Meyer said.

The wreck, reported at 3:46 p.m. Thursday, occurred as Sprague was driving a 1998 Dodge Avenger west on State Road 258 at Base Road in Hamilton Township.

Sprague swerved in an attempt to miss a 2000 Kia Sportage driven by Tammy Maness, 46, of Salem, Meyer said. Maness also had been driving west but was stopped to make a left turn onto Base Road, Meyer said.

Meyer said Sprague hit the left rear of Maness’ sport utility vehicle and then went into the eastbound lane and into the path of Fluhr’s pickup.

The wreck remains under investigation, but Sprague likely will not be cited, Meyer said.

Maness was taken to Schneck Medical Center by personal vehicle. She was released a short time later, Meyer said.

Assisting at the scene were Jackson County Officer Rob Henley, Dave’s Wrecker of Brownstown and Hamilton Township firefighters.

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