Seymour teen hospitalized after being pinned under pickup

Bartholomew County Dispatch received a call Wednesday at 8:13 p.m. in reference to a reported disturbance in the area of Azalia. Judy Jackson, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman, says the first report advised of a couple arguing in a truck near South County Road 350 East and Boat Street. The second call reported a truck in a yard in the area of 6800 East County Road 800 South.

Deputy Matt Bush responded to the scene and reportedly found that the truck had hit a tree and 18-year-old Chandler Arnholt, of Seymour, was pinned under it. Authorities say that female minor had left the scene.

After Arnholt was extricated from under the vehicle, he was flown to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Authorities describe Arnholt’s injuries as “non-life-threatening.” Deputies were then advised that the female juvenile was returning to the scene.

Jackson says that the preliminary investigation indicates that both Arnholt and the juvenile female had been drinking and had an argument that resulted in her leaving the scene. Police say it is currently unknown how the accident occurred or how Arnholt became pinned under the pickup truck.

The investigation is ongoing.