A van was damaged in a crash just south of the intersection of S.R. 59 and C.R. 1050 S. Thursday morning. The three victims were transported to Sullivan County Hospital with minor injuries.
Shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, emergency personnel were called to the scene of what initially was thought to be a single vehicle roll over involving the entrapment of an Indianapolis woman and two small children just south of the intersection of S.R. 59 and C.R. 1050 S.
Air-Evac was dispatched, but later called off when emergency personnel first on the scene determined the victims' injuries were not severe.
Lewis Township and Clay City volunteer fire departments removed the three victims from the van.
Clay County Reserve Deputy Chris Robinson and Deputy Brian Pierce said accident details are limited because the driver, although awake, was not interviewed before being transported to Sullivan County Hospital.
Katheryn M. Turner, 30, of Indianapolis, an 8-week- old infant and a 2-year-old toddler were injured in the crash. The children received superficial injuries, while Turner sustained minor head and chest injuries. All three were properly restrained in the car, authorities said.
Tire marks on the road showed Turner was driving southbound, leaving the right side of the road just before the intersection of S.R. 59 and C.R. 1050 S. She over-corrected and left the road again on the left side. The tire on the front driver's side of the van popped as the vehicle spun around, slid across the road partially backward and left the road again on the right side.
Damaged grass patterns in the ditch create a puzzle about what happened next for the investigating officers.
"There's a patch of grass that is undisturbed between where she went into the ditch and where the vehicle stopped," Robinson said. "We don't know if the vehicle went airborne or not, but we'll learn more after we get a chance to talk to the driver at the hospital."