The cause of a wreck that left a Crothersville man dead Monday afternoon in northern Jennings County remains under investigation, police report.
Paul Tyler Ent, 21, died when the 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue he was driving north on County Road 275W near Scipio left the road, hit an embankment, became airborne and landed on the roof of the driver’s side, according to a report from Officer Anthony Maberry with the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.
Ent’s brother, Jared S. Honey, 29, of Seymour, was a passenger in the car but declined treatment at the scene, police said.
The wreck, reported at 4:49 p.m. Monday, began when Ent started into a sharp left-hand curve on County Road 275W, police said. The vehicle went straight through the curve and up an embankment.
Maberry said after overturning, the vehicle skidded on its top for several hundred feet through a field before coming to a stop.
Ent, who partially was ejected from the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene by an official with the Jennings County Coroner’s Office, Maberry said.
Both Ent and Honey were wearing seat belts, and the vehicle’s airbags did deploy.
Maberry said speed was a factor in the wreck, and the investigation is still ongoing for any other contributing factors.
Officers David Turner and Cody Low assisted along with personnel with Rescue 20 and Geneva Township Volunteer Fire Department.