Inclement Weather Causes Accident and Injury

(MITCHELL) – A Mitchell man was injured after he lost control of his vehicle on snow-covered State Road 60 West, Wednesday afternoon.

According to a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department report, the accident was reported at 3:11 p.m.

Police say 34-year-old Johnnie Herald was traveling east on State Road 60 West with snow accumulation on the highway, making the highway slick.

Herald lost control of his 2003 Ford Explorer causing the vehicle to slide into a ditch and overturn.

Herald was freed from the wreckage by first responders from both Huron and Marion Township Volunteer Fire Departments.

Herald complained of left shoulder pain and suffered a cut to his left elbow. He was transported by an IU Health Hospital ambulance to IU Health Bedford Hospital for treatment.