Boy injured after vehicle flips

A 12-year-old boy was taken to Schneck Medical Center on Saturday evening after he sustained a broken sternum and head laceration in a wreck involving a vehicle that flipped over in northeastern Jackson County.

The boy, whose name

was not available Sunday afternoon, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 52-year-old John Dye of Seymour.

Dye told police the wreck occurred because he had trouble seeing, according to the news release from Jackson County Officer Rick Meyer. The wreck was reported at 6:57 p.m. in the 10000 block of East County Road 700N.

Meyer said Dye was

traveling east on County Road 700N in a 2004 Kia when the right side tires went off the roadway.

Dye said when tried to get back on the road, his car went across the roadway on the opposite side and then flipped over coming to rest, Meyer said.

Dye declined treatment, but the youth was treated by personnel with Jackson County Emergency Medical Services before being taken to Schneck. The boy was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the wreck, Meyer said.

The wreck remains under investigation, he said.

Jackson County Reserve Officer Steve Murphy and Seymour Police Department officers assisted, and Hampton’s Towing towed the car away.