A 75-year-old woman was flown to an Indianapolis hospital after she was trapped inside her vehicle following a head-on collision with a semitrailer Tuesday morning west of Seymour.
Nancy S. Wilson of Seymour was listed in good condition Wednesday morning at St. Vincent Hospital.
Rescue workers spent more than a half-hour freeing Wilson from the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox she was driving after it was involved in a wreck with a semitrailer driven by Richard A. Santel, 46, of Carlyle, Illinois, according to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Indiana State Police.
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That wreck was reported at about 10 a.m. on State Road 258 near Bell Ford Drive.
Wilson was freed from her vehicle by Seymour and Hamilton Township firefighters and Jackson County Emergency Medical Services personnel. She was flown from the scene by StatFlight to St. Vincent Hospital for treatment.
Santel was not injured.
Wheeles said the initial investigation shows that Santel was driving a 2012 Freightliner box truck, owned by Rose Acre Farms, east on State Road 258 when the truck crossed the centerline and hit Wilson’s vehicle, which she was driving west.
After the impact, both vehicles wound up on the north side of the road. The driver’s side door of Wilson’s vehicle had to be removed to free her.
As required by law, Santel submitted to a drug and alcohol screen at a nearby medical facility, Wheeles said.
He said drugs and/or alcohol are not suspected to be factors in the wreck, which left State Road 258 closed until the wreck could be investigated and cleaned up.
Jackson County EMS personnel also provided medical attention for Wilson at the scene. Seymour Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department officers also assisted at the scene, and towing services were provided by 31 Wrecker.