Tribune carrier hurt in wreck

A 59-year-old man injured in a wreck early Friday morning in northeastern Jackson County remains hospitalized in critical condition in Indianapolis.

Daniel Piatt of Freetown was injured when a semitrailer being driven south on U.S. 31 by Daniel McMillan of Prospect, Kentucky, hit his 2001 Kia sedan on the passenger side at the County Road 560N intersection, Jackson County Sheriff Michael Carothers said of the wreck investigated by county Officer Mitch Ray.

He said police believe Piatt did not come to a complete stop at a stop sign as he was traveling west on County Road 560N.

Piatt, a carrier for The Tribune, sustained multiple internal injuries, broken ribs and a brain injury in the wreck reported at 4:50 a.m., Piatt’s stepdaughter, Bonnie Williams, said. McMillan was uninjured.

Piatt was treated at the scene by personnel with Jackson County Emergency Medical Services and then taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour. He later transferred IU Health Methodist.

Seymour Police Department assisted at the scene. Hampton Towing towed Piatt’s car, and 31 Wrecker Service towed the semitrailer.

Police are awaiting toxicology results, and the wreck remains under investigation.