Two hurt in crash near Crothersville


Staff Reports

Two people were injured Sunday morning in a crash involving a sport utility vehicle and a semitrailer on Interstate 65 north of Crothersville.

Connie A. Anderson, 46, of Crothersville and a 6-year-old girl in the backseat of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler she was driving were both taken to Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to a report from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles.

Wheeles, the public information officer for the Versailles Post, said Anderson was driving south in the area of the 38-mile-marker at about 10 a.m. when she failed to slow for stopped traffic and drove into the back of a 2016 Freightliner. Her vehicle wound up in the median.

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Hal E. Hash, 48 of Corbin, Kentucky, was driving the semitrailer and had been slowed for an earlier wreck, police said.

That wreck, reported at about 6 a.m., involved a southbound semitrailer that left the west side of the interstate, hit a guardrail and some trees.

Neither truck driver was hurt, Wheeles said.

He said the southbound lanes of the interstate were closed for nearly two hours because of the first wreck. Traffic was diverted off at the Uniontown exit onto U.S. 31.

Both crashes remain under investigation, and alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in either, Wheeles said.

Trooper David Owsley investigated the first wreck while Trooper Tia Hunt investigated the second one. Officers with the Jackson County Sheriff’s and Crothersville police departments assisted along with personnel with Jackson County Emergency Medical Services, Crothersville-Vernon Township Fire Departments and 31 Wrecker Service.

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