Heltonville Man Suffers Serious Injuries In Crash

(BEDFORD) – A Heltonville man suffered serious injuries after he crashed his Chevrolet Trailblazer on State Road 37 Monday morning.

According to a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department report, at 11:35 a.m. officers were called to an accident scene on State Road 37 near Fortner Lane.

Police say 18-year-old Jansen Ray was traveling northbound on State Road 37 at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic when the vehicle went off the east side of the road and over an embankment and hit a concrete water storage container.

Ray was not wearing a seatbelt.

Police say Ray suffered several deep lacerations and internal injuries. He was transported to a local hospital and then to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis where he is in the intensive care unit.