Two toddlers seriously injured in accident


Two toddlers were seriously injured after a one-vehicle accident Tuesday in Jennings County, police report.

Officers with the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department reported Hannah Marksberry, 22, of Greensburg was driving a 2005 Ford Expedition southbound on County Road 200E near County Road 850N in Sand Creek Township when the vehicle’s passenger-side tires left the right side of the roadway.

Marksberry was able to return the vehicle to the roadway but overcorrected, and it went off the left side of the road, police said.

The vehicle then rolled and struck a utility pole on the passenger side, police said.

The pole snapped, leaving part of it dangling in the air while the vehicle came to rest on its side in a field, police said.

The two toddlers, ages 2 and 3, were taken to an Indianapolis area hospital, officers reported.

Both children were in car seats at the time of the crash. Marksberry did not seek medical treatment.

The investigation of the wreck, which was reported at 7:48 a.m. Tuesday, is ongoing for the effectiveness of the car seats and any possible mechanical issues with the vehicle, police said.

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