One-vehicle crash claims life of North Vernon man

A North Vernon man was killed Thursday in a one-vehicle crash on US 50 near County Road 400 North in Jennings County.

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

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, spokesman for Indiana State Police, says that troopers responded to the scene just after 8 a.m. He says that the initial investigation, conducted by Trooper Jacob Tolle, indicated that a car driven by 25-year-old Christian B. Nolan was traveling east on US 50 when it left the south side of the road for an unknown reason. After leaving the roadway, authorities say the car became airborne, ejecting Nolan from the vehicle. The car then struck an embankment and rolled before coming to a stop.

Wheeles says that Nolan was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jennings County Coroner’s Office. Authorities say they don’t believe that Nolan was wearing his seat belt.

The eastbound lanes of US 50 were closed for approximately three hours for crash investigation and cleanup.