A Seymour man was flown to an Indianapolis hospital after a Friday evening crash in Jackson County. A spokesperson for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department says that deputies responded to the scene, in the 4700 block of County Road 700 East, at 7:38 p.m.
When first-responders arrived, they reported finding 46-year-old David Brasher, II, sitting behind the driver’s seat of an SUV, bleeding from the face. Authorities say that Brasher was able to speak, as he was being tended to by members of Jackson County EMS and the Vernon Fire Department.
Investigators say that it appears that Brasher’s vehicle was headed south on County Road 700 East, when it crested a hill. They say that the vehicle likely went airborne, before landing on its right side, then going off the road. Authorities say that Brasher’s SUV then returned to the road and crossed over to the other lane where it struck a row of corn, mailbox and a pair of newspaper boxes. From there, they say that the vehicle struck a utility poll, snapping it, before finally coming to rest back in the road.
Authorities say that Brasher was initially taken, via ambulance, to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour. From there, they say that he was flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Brasher’s condition has not been released.
The Sheriff’s Department says that Brasher’s vehicle , from the time that it first went off the road until it finally came to rest, traveled nearly one-thousand feet. Authorities say that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, but they note that the investigation is ongoing.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is thanking Jackson County EMS, the Vernon Fire Department and Jay Newberry, Chief of the Grassy Fork Fire Department, for their help at the scene.