Orleans Man Injured After Truck Rolls and Lands on Top of Hay Bale

(HURON) – An Orleans man was injured after he lost control of his pickup truck on Huron Williams Road Saturday at 5 a.m.

According to a Lawrence County Police report, the driver was not at the scene when police arrived.

The driver was speeding along the Huron Williams Road near Port Williams Road when the truck left the roadway and sideswiped a tree. The truck then went back on the roadway and entered the hayfield where it rolled several times and landed on top a hay bale.

Police say there were several Bud Light beer cans in the cab of the vehicle.

Officers searched the area for the driver because the windshield was busted out and feared the driver had been ejected. After not finding the driver at the scene, officers called local hospitals for the driver.

Several hours later, police received a call from IU Health Bedford Hospital reporting they were treating 26-year-old Cory Hopper, of Orleans. Hopper was complaining of neck and back pain.

Hopper told police he had blacked out while driving and could not remember what happened.

Hopper told police he was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Hopper was cited for not wearing a seat belt and unsafe speed.