A two-vehicle accident on SR 157 early Sunday afternoon resulted in three people being sent to Methodist Hospital. According to the police report, Curtis Davis, 59, Freedom, Ind., was eastbound on SR 157 and approaching a 90 degree curve. Davis had planned to travel straight across the centerline at the curve and continue east onto CR 800 S.
Eighteen-year-old Joshua Gep of Coal City was northbound on SR 157 and approaching the same 90 degree curve. Gep planned to travel straight at the curve and continue north onto CR 200 E.
Davis traveled left of center in the curve and the front of his Monte Carlo collided with the right passenger side of Gep's 1993 Dodge.
After impact, both vehicles traveled northeast off of the roadway. The driver's side of Davis's car collided with a utility pole and came to rest on its side. Davis received unspecified multiple injuries and was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital by ambulance then Lifelined to Methodist Hospital.
Gep received multiple trauma and was taken to Methodist Hospital by Air Evac. A passenger in Gep's vehicle, Brittany R. Hawkins, 18, Spencer, also received multiple trauma injuries. She was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital by ambulance then Lifelined to Methodist Hospital. The condition of all three victims was unknown at press time.
Indiana State M/Trp. Chris Effner investigated the accident. He was assisted by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Clay Co. Search and Rescue, and the Clay City and Lewis Twp. Volunteer Fire Departments.