Two hospitalized after wreck on U.S. 50

Tribune staff reports

A 24-year-old Jennings County man was flown to a Louisville hospital Wednesday night after a head-on collision on U.S. 50 east of Seymour.

Tyler Fields of North Vernon, who had to be cut from his vehicle, was treated at the scene for a possible broken thigh bone and other injuries by medical personnel before being taken to the helipad at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, according to a report from Officer Rick Meyer with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

Fields was then flown by StatFlight to University of Louisville Hospital.

He was listed in fair condition Thursday.

Witnesses told police Fields was driving his 1995 Chevrolet Lumina east in the westbound lane in the 11000 block of U.S. 50 East when he had a head-on collision with a 2007 Toyota passenger car driven by Madison Spencer, 19, of Louisville, Meyer said.

Spencer complained of lower-leg and hip pain and was treated by medical personnel with Jackson County Emergency Medical Services and taken to Schneck.

Meyer said when officers and other rescue workers arrived at the scene of the wreck, reported at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, they found Spencer outside her vehicle and Fields trapped in his vehicle.

Seymour firefighters used extrication tools to get Fields out of his vehicle for additional treatment by EMS staff.

Meyer said a witness said one westbound motorist was able to avoid Fields, but Spencer could not.

The wreck remains under investigation.

Both lanes of U.S. 50 were closed for more than an hour after the wreck, Meyer said.

Others assisting at the scene include county Reserve Officer Mitch Ray, Jennings County officers Shawn Minton and Brian Katterhenry, firefighters with Jackson-Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department and Indiana State Police Trooper David Owsley. A-1 Towing also helped clean up the scene and towed the two vehicles.