One-vehicle crash claims life of Crothersville man

A Jackson County man was killed in a one-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Jennings County.

A spokesman with the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department says that at 4:49 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the scene on County Road 275 West, just south of County Road 650 North, in Geneva Township. Investigators say that a car was traveling northbound on County Road 275 West when it approached a sharp left hand curve in the roadway. Authorities say that the vehicle went straight through the curve, went and up an embankment, flew through the air and landed on its roof in a field. From there, investigators say that the car then skidded for several hundred feet on its top.

Authorities say that the driver, Paul Tyler Ent, 21, of Crothersville, was partially ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. They say that his passenger, Jared S. Honey, 29, of Seymour, refused treatment. Police say that Honey was Ent’s older brother.

The Sheriff’s Department says that speed was a factor in the crash and added that both men were wearing their seatbelts. The investigation is ongoing.