Two flown from crash scene near Seymour

Two motorists were flown to hospitals in the Indianapolis area after they were injured in a crash Monday morning east of Seymour.

Sheriff Michael Carothers said the driver of a pickup sustained severe head injuries in the wreck, which occurred on County Road 700E about three-quarters of a mile east of U.S. 31.

“He was unresponsive but was breathing when I got there,” said Carothers, who was first on the scene of the wreck reported at 6:47 a.m.

The impact knocked the cab of the pickup off of the frame, but the driver had to be cut from the truck, he said.

“We could only get to him to keep him ventilated,” Carothers said.

He said two people were in another car involved in the wreck, but both were out of the car when he arrived.

The driver of that car sustained a severe leg injury while the passenger had a head injury.

Carothers said two helicopters were called to the scene and landed near the crash site to take both drivers to regional hospitals.

None of the names of the people involved in the wreck were available at noon Monday.

Lt. Darin Downs with the sheriff’s department is investigating the wreck and additional information will be released as soon as it becomes available.