Two-vehicle wreck closes U.S. 231 South Thursday

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Debris is strewn across the roadway as northbound traffic is halted for a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 231 south of Greencastle late Thursday morning.
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One motorist was transported with bleeding injuries after a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 231 south of Greencastle late Thursday morning.

First responders were dispatched shortly after 11 a.m. for a motor vehicle crash with injuries and entrapment in the area of County Road 350 South. The highway was shut down and traffic control was implemented.

Along with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, the Greencastle Fire Department and Putnam County EMS responded to the incident with an engine and two ambulances, respectively.

According to a report on the incident by Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Boller, a 2003 Cadillac CTS driven by Carolyn Bartley, 89, Reelsville, was traveling southbound approaching a curve when it crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero driven by Isaiah Ramsay, 17, Poland.

Meanwhile, Greencastle firefighters Peter Moorton, Jason Simonson and Brandon Watson survey the scene as cleanup is under way.
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Bartley advised that she was going below the speed limit due to the wet road conditions and that the weather restricted her vision. While medically cleared at the scene, Bartley was transported to Putnam County Hospital and submitted to a blood test. Boller noted that law enforcement did not suspect her being under the influence.

Meanwhile, Ramsay was extricated from the Alero by firefighters and reported to have suffered injuries with severe bleeding. As such, he was transported by Putnam County EMS.

The highway was opened just before noon after both of the wrecked vehicles were picked up by Trimble Towing. Greencastle Fire also assisted with cleanup of debris.

Total damages have been estimated between $10,000 and $25,000.

Boller was assisted in the investigation of the crash by Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Demmings.

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