Two juveniles ejected in single-vehicle crash

Staff Reports

Troopers from the Indiana State Police Versailles Post investigated a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 in southern Jackson County that resulted in two juveniles being ejected, causing serious injuries.

According to the initial investigation by Trooper David Simpkins, a white 2011 Nissan Armada, being driven by Kayla C. Irish, 32, of Lakeland, Florida, was traveling northbound near the 36 mile marker at the Crothersville exit at about 5 p.m. Sunday.

For an unknown reason, Irish lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle struck a guardrail and overturned and then rolled before striking a concrete barrier wall and coming to rest.

During the collision, a 9-year-old female juvenile and a 5-year-old male juvenile were ejected from the vehicle.

Irish and the female juvenile were transported by medical helicopter to Louisville, Kentucky, area hospitals for treatment of serious injuries. The 5-year-old and a 12-year-old juvenile were transported by ground ambulance to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville for treatment of injuries. Four other occupants of the vehicle declined medical attention at the scene.

The crash investigation is ongoing by Simpkins with the assistance of the Indiana State Police Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected in the crash, although toxicology results are pending at this time.

The northbound lanes of I-65 were closed for approximately three hours for crash investigation and cleanup.

State troopers were as assisted by officers with the Crothersville Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and Scott County Sheriff’s Department and medical personnel with Jackson County Emergency Medical Services, Scott County Emergency Medical Services and the Crothersville-Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department. Howard’s Wrecker Service also assisted with the crash cleanup.