Semi overturns in Brown County, driver injured


Kent A. Carr, Seymour, the driver of this semi, was injured when it overturned on State Road 135 South in Brown County Wednesday afternoon.


A Seymour man was injured Wednesday when the semitrailer he was driving overturned in a sharp curve on South State Road 135 in southern Brown County.

Kent A. Carr, 48, was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital by ambulance about 2:30 p.m., police said.

Carr was in stable or fair condition Thursday afternoon, hospital spokeswoman Paige Harden said. Police said Carr was being treated for head injuries.

Indiana State Police Trooper Chris Griggs reported that Carr was northbound on South State Road 135 just south of Stone Head when the tanker went off the right side of the road, jackknifed and then rolled onto its side.

The roof of the cab was crushed, and the tanker’s load of liquid fertilizer was spilled into the field where the truck came to rest, police said.

The road was closed for three hours.

About 6:30 p.m., with one lane of traffic open, heavy machinery was loading buckets of soil into a dump truck to be hauled from the site.

Griggs was assisted by ISP Motor Carrier Inspector Kim Judge, the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, Van Buren Township Volunteer Fire Department, Brown County (Nashville) Volunteer Fire Department and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

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