2-car wreck leaves 3 hurt

Three people sustained injuries in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon on U.S. 50 west of the Medora junction.

Seriously injured were Marshall C. Fletcher, 26, of Bedford, who was flown to an Indianapolis hospital; and Bailey Nicole Wayman, 27, of Norman, who was flown to a hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Wayman was a passenger in a 2013 Ford Fusion driven by her mother, Teresa Wayman, 51, who suffered a broken left ankle and was treated at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour before being released Sunday evening.

Bailey Wayman was expected to be released sometime Monday, Jackson County Sheriff Michael Carothers said.

County Officer Adam Nicholson said Teresa Wayman was driving east in the 6700 block of West U.S. 50 near the bottom of the Medora knobs, while Fletcher was driving a 2010 Chevrolet S-10 west when the wreck occurred.

“He lost control of his vehicle, and it wound up in the eastbound lane,” Nicholson said. Police continue to investigate why Marshall lost control of his vehicle.

The wreck cut Marshall’s pickup in half, and part of it was inverted, leaving U.S. 50 closed for about an hour and 20 minutes, Nicholson said. Wayman’s vehicle also was destroyed, he added.

Fletcher was treated at the scene by Jackson County Emergency Medical Services personnel and taken to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department in Brownstown before being flown by air ambulance to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Both Waymans were treated and taken to Schneck after the wreck, which was reported at 4:50 p.m. Sunday. Bailey Wayman was then transferred by helicopter to Louisville.

County Officer Brad Barker and county Reserve Officer Greg Murphy along with Brownstown Cpl. Joe Kelly assisted with the investigation. Carr Township Volunteer Fire Department also was called to the scene.

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