Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

July 17, 2013

Two hurt in S.R. 129 crash


The Batesville Herald-Tribune

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On Saturday, July 13, at about 9:30 a.m. a 2013 Hyundai driven by Charles Smith, 53, Indianapolis, was northbound on State Road 129 north of County Road 1350 North and "was traveling at a high rate of speed" when it struck the rear end of a 1999 Ford F-250 pickup truck driven by Jennifer Freson, 42, West Harrison, said Indiana State Police Sgt. Noel Houze, Versailles District public information officer.                                                                                                         After impact the Hyundai ran off of the road's west side and struck a culvert. Smith suffered non-life-threatening abdominal injuries. "He was cited for unsafe speed and driving while suspended," Houze added.                              Freson was not injured or cited for any violation. A Hyundai passenger, Janet Duncan, 53, Indianapolis, was transported to the hospital for complaint of pain in the abdominal area. The crash was investigated by Trooper Joe Prather.