Interstate 65 rollover crash injures Columbus woman

A Columbus woman was injured in a crash Saturday on Interstate 65 in Jackson County.

According to Indiana State Police, a car driven by 32-year-old Edward D. E. Garrett, of Columbus was headed north on the interstate, just north of Crothersville at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. That’s when he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the road and rolled several times before coming to rest upside down.

Garrett was not injured in the crash but his wife, 32-year-old Valerie Garrett suffered serious injuries and was trapped in the wreckage. After being rescued by Seymour Fire Department, she was flown by IU Health helicopter to a hospital for treatment. Troopers say her her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

State police say they believe speed and unsafe lane movements played a role in the crash.

Indiana State Police were also  assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Crothersville Police Department, Vernon Township Fire Department, Jackson County EMS and Howard’s Wrecker Service.

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.