Seymour woman hospitalized after crash with semi

A Seymour woman was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital after a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Jackson County.

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police
Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, spokesman for the Indiana State Police, say that at approximately 10 a.m., ISP troopers, Seymour police and Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a head-on collision on State Road 258, just west of Seymour. Wheeles says that the initial investigation revealed that a semi, driven by 46-year-old Richard A. Santel, of Carlyle, IL, was traveling east on State Road 258 approaching Bell Ford Drive. For an unknown reason, the truck, owned by Rose Acre Farms, crossed the center line and struck a westbound SUV driven by 75-year-old Nancy S. Wilson.

Wheeles says that the collision took both vehicles off of the road. He says that the Seymour Fire Department and Jackson County EMS responded to the scene and extricated Wilson from her vehicle. She was then airlifted from the scene to St. Vincent’s Hospital. Her condition is unknown. Santel was not injured.

Wheeles says that Santel submitted to a drug and alcohol screen. However, he notes that drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.