Jennings County man injured in accident

A 72-year-old Jennings County man injured in a wreck Friday afternoon near Madison was flown to a Louisville hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Gerald Carlisle, 72, of Commiskey sustained those injuries when he was ejected from his 2002 Ford Ranger and trapped beneath it, according to a news release from state Trooper Tommy Walker.

The wreck, which also involved a 2015 Freightliner Sprinter driven by James Desch, 45, of Germantown, Ohio, occurred on State Road 7 near County Road 700N in Jefferson County.

Walker said Carlisle was driving north on State Road 7 when he drove off the road and his truck hit a guardrail. His vehicle then came back on the road and went into the southbound lane running head-on into Desch’s semitrailer.

After Clifty 6 Fire and Rescue personnel freed Carlisle from beneath his vehicle, he was flown by Air Methods helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital. Desch refused medical attention at the scene.

State Road 7 was closed for approximately 3 hours for reconstruction of the crash and clearing the scene.

Sgt. Bullock also was assisted at the scene by Jefferson County Sheriff Department, Hanover Police Department and King’s Daughter’s Hospital EMS.

The wreck was initially reported at 1:55 p.m. Friday.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.