Putnam County accident sends one to the hospital by air ambulance

PUTNAM CO. – Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at approximately 8:30 a.m., troopers from the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle crash on US 40 near County Road 475 East.

The preliminary crash investigation by Trooper Colton Maynor revealed that Larry S. Brown, age 64, of Crawfordsville, Indiana, was driving a 2017 Mack (tri-axle) on US 40 eastbound and was near County Road 475 East.  For an unknown reason, Brown lost control of his vehicle and traveled to the south side of US 40, running off of the roadway.  Brown overcorrected the vehicle back to the north side and traveled into the median.  The overcorrection caused the vehicle to roll over, coming to a stop on the driver’s side.  The Greencastle Fire Department assisted at the scene by extracting Brown from the vehicle.  

Brown was transported to a hospital in Indianapolis via Stat Flight, for serious injuries.

Trooper Maynor was assisted at the crash scene by Putnamville Post Troopers, Putnam County Deputies, Greencastle Fire Department, Putnam County EMS, Stat Flight, INDOT, and Curtis Wrecker Service.