Columbus residents injured in Brownstown crash

Two Columbus residents were seriously injured in a crash yesterday near Brownstown.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department reports that 52-year-old Rick Walker of Columbus was driving east on U.S. 50 at about 4:40 p.m. when he came upon traffic slowed due to construction and hit the rear of a pickup truck. Walker was trapped inside his truck and received head and leg injuries. A passenger, 63-year-old Chester Sidwell of Columbus, received head and chest injuries.

Walker was flown to IU Methodist Hospital and Sidwell was first taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour before being flown to University of Louisville Hospital.

The crash caused a chain reaction involving three other vehicles. A passenger in the first vehicle struck, 26-year-old Sarah Cravens of Brownstown, had neck pain and was taken to Schneck Medical Center.