A 59-year-old Anderson man remained in critical condition Monday after a wreck late Sunday morning near Interstate 65, police report.
Charles Andrew Huffman sustained a broken jaw and wrist and was airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, where he remained in the intensive care unit, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Officer Adam Nicholson said. Huffman also has head injuries as a result of the wreck.
The wreck was reported to police at 11:26 a.m. in the 9000 block of State Road 11, about a half-mile south of Interstate 65.
Nicholson said witnesses reported Huffman’s 2000 Dodge Durango was traveling in the southbound lane when it crossed into the northbound lane, struck a guardrail on a bridge and hit a Ford F150 head-on driven by Linley Kullman, 30, of Columbus.
Huffman’s vehicle then left the roadway and came to a rest 40 feet down an embankment.
The area where the wreck occurred was straight, Nicholson said.
He said Huffman’s family members told police Huffman had no known medical issues that could have been expected to impair his driving.
Kullman was taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour and was later released, Nicholson said. A small child was in a car seat in the truck but was not injured, he said.
Both lanes of State Road 11 were closed for about an hour and a half as crews cleared the scene.
Nicholson was assisted by Jackson County Officer Dustin Steward, Seymour Police Department, Jackson County Emergency Medical Services, StatFlight and Redding Township Volunteer Fire Department.