Icy roads lead to crash

Two Hope women were involved in a single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on I-65 in Bartholomew County.

Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Judy Jackson says that at 2:39 p.m., Hagan PI 1Deputy Andrew Dougan responded to County Road 1000 North, just east of I-65. When he arrived, Deputy Dougan found an SUN sitting upside-down in a nearby field.

The driver, 31-year-old Victoria Hagan, and her passenger, 32-year-old Samantha Thompson, were out of the vehicle when first-responders arrived, said Jackson. Thompson told Deputy Dougan that they were traveling westbound on County Road 1000 North when Hagan lost control of the SUV due to icy road conditions. The vehicle then ran off the roadway and slid down an embankment before coming to rest in the field.

Both Hagan and Thompson were wearing seat belts, which first-responders say likely saved the pair from severe injuries. Both women were transported to Columbus Regional Hospital to be checked out.