Man injured in interstate wreck

Blowing snow and cold temperatures combined for slick driving conditions Thursday across Jackson County.

The most serious of the wrecks left a 22-year-old Scott County man hospitalized with what were described as serious head injuries at a Louisville, Ky., hospital, according to a report from Sgt. Noel Houze, public information officer with the Indiana State Police Post at Versailles.

Austin T. Ahart of Scottsburg was injured when the 1991 Toyota pickup he was driving south on Interstate 65 south of Seymour hit the back of a 2005 Peterbilt wrecker.

The driver of that wrecker, Roger J. Popp, 34, of Indianapolis, was stopped on a bridge at the 45½ mile marker because of other wrecks in the area, Trooper Stephen Wheeles said.

Ahart was treated by Jackson County Emergency Medical Services personnel and taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour before being transferred to University Hospital in Louisville. His condition was not available Thursday afternoon.

Popp was not injured.

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