Tarp leads to crash on I-65

A one-vehicle crash on I-65 in Jackson County led to two people being hospitalized Friday morning.

Indiana State Police (ISP) Spokesman Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says at user39940-1452882907-media1approximately 10:15 a.m., Troopers responded to a rollover crash near the 49 mile marker, just south of Exit 50 near Seymour. Investigators say the crash caused two of the five occupants of the vehicle to be hospitalized.

Wheeles says that an SUV driven by 23-year-old Jeffrey T. Morrison, of North Vernon, was traveling south near the crash site. Investigators say that a large tarp lying in the road likely caused Morrison to swerve to the other lane. Morrison then lost control of the vehicle, as it rolled several times into the median.

Wheeles said that Morrison was transported to Schneck Medical Center with minor injuries. A front seat passenger, 23-year-old Trevor M. Thain, of Fort Wayne, was trapped in the vehicle. When he was freed, he was reportedly transported to Schneck Medical Center before being flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. ISP say that his injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Three other passengers, 24-year-old Cassie M. Garrard, of Crown Point, 21-year-old Lyndi A. Martin, of Lafayette and 23-year-old Madeline C. Miller, of Fort Wayne, all suffered minor injuries, but refused treatment.

ISP investigators say the vehicle that possibly lost the tarp was not found. However, the investigation is ongoing.