Jackson County driver ends up in pond

Sunday evening accident in Jackson County. Photo courtesy of Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

Jackson County Sheriff Rick Meyer says that deputies responded last night to a vehicle that crashed into an area pond.

That happened when a driver missed the 90-degree turn in the 4000 block of North County Road 950E and went into the water. The sheriff says the driver got himself out of the vehicle and was not injured. Dive team members were called in to assist in getting the vehicle out of the water.

That comes on the heels of a Friday incident where Indiana State Police Trooper Sgt. Steven Wheeles rescued a woman from her vehicle after she drove into a Jackson County pond.

At about 3 p.m. Friday, Wheeles responded to a reported crash on State Road 11 north of Seymour, where a woman was trapped inside a vehicle that was in the water. Wheeles arrived at the sinking vehicle near County Road 800E and found the driver, 23-year-old Megan Fleetwood of Jeffersonville trapped inside. He used a hammer to break out the back window and pulled Fleetwood to safety.

Wheeles injured his hand and arm in the rescue. He and Fleetwood were taken to Schneck Medical Center for treatment.

Friday afternoon accident near State Road 11 and County Road 800E in Jackson County. Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.