No serious injuries in rollover Monday night

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Greencastle police officers inspect the totaled vehicle after a rollover on Jackson Street (U.S. 231) near the viaduct Monday evening. The driver was not seriously injured.
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A motorist was not seriously injured in a single-vehicle rollover which occurred near the viaduct on Greencastle’s North Side Monday evening.

First responders were dispatched at about 10:20 p.m. for a motor vehicle accident called in by another motorist. They were advised of an overturned vehicle on the east side of the roadway and that injuries were unknown.

However, the driver, Maverick Barnhart, 17, Greencastle, was found out of the vehicle, an Infiniti G35 sedan, and able to walk.

According to a report by Greencastle Police Sgt. Brad Hiatt, Barnhart advised he was tired and fell asleep while traveling southbound into the city, after which the vehicle crossed the roadway and entered the ditch. Barnhart then awoke and tried to correct, causing the vehicle to flip and come to rest upside down.

Barnhart stated that he did not believe he exceeded the speed limit and was wearing his seat belt. Hiatt noted that Barnhart did not show any signs of impairment.

The Greencastle Police Department and Greencastle Fire Department both responded to the crash. Meanwhile, Putnam County EMS transported Barnhart to Putnam County Hospital to be checked out.

Though the northbound lane was blocked at the scene, traffic going both ways was able to continue. Seniour’s Towing retrieved the totaled vehicle.

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