At approximately 5:40 p.m., officials at the Clay County Justice Center responded to a call of a car in the creek along County Road 800 North, approximately 300 yards east of CR 150 W.
Clay County Sheriff's Department K9 Handler/Sgt. Josh Clarke said upon arriving on the scene, he discovered the vehicle was inverted, entrapping three individuals inside.
According to Clarke, the vehicle, driven by Benjamin Merten, 18, Brazil, was traveling eastbound on CR 800 N when it lost control near the dip in the road at CR 150 W, went airborne and hit a utility pole before landing just off the nearby bridge and into the creek.
Duke Energy was dispatched to the scene to shut off nearby power lines, some of which were lying in the road "hot" approximately 300 yards away.
With the lines still active, CR 800 N was temporarily closed off between State Road 59 and CR 200 W for traffic control.
Clarke added once the power lines were shut off, Merten and the two passengers -- Joshua Hoskins, 18, and a 16-year-old juvenile -- were extricated from the vehicle, and minor injuries were reported.
Merten, Hoskins and the juvenile were transported by TransCare to an undisclosed hospital to care for the undisclosed injuries.
Clarke told The Brazil Times the accident remains under investigation, in part, to determine if speed was a factor, and no citations were issued as of press time.
Other agencies assisting on the scene included Clay County Search and Rescue, Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department, and TransCare. AirEvac was dispatched to the scene, but later disregarded.
As of 7:45 p.m., Friday, Duke Energy reported 28 outages in Clay County, mostly in the area affected by the accident.