Pair hurt in wreck


A Jackson County man and Jennings County women were injured in a head-on collision late Christmas Eve in North Vernon.

William Lane, 27, Seymour, was driving west on Walnut Street in the area of Showers Drive when he crossed the center lane and collided with Brittany Engelking, 19, of Scipio at about 11:51 p.m. Saturday according to a North Vernon Police Department news release.

Lane, who was trapped in the 2001 Dodge Neon he was driving for about an hour, was taken to the emergency room at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon. He was later sent to an Indianapolis hospital for further treatments, the North Vernon Police Department said. His condition was not available Monday.

Engelking, who was driving a 2002 Buick, also was transported to the St. Vincent Jennings emergency room with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

A witness, who was following Lane, told police he saw Lane travel left of center a couple times and also witnessed him cross the center line at the time of the accident, police said.

Officers Anthony Bagby and Wes Thayer responded to the wreck, which remains under investigation.

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