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Johnson County deputy, another driver injured in crash near Greenwood

The sheriff said Monday that the deputy was resting at home.
Credit: Johnson County Sheriff's Office
A Johnson County deputy and another driver were both injured in a crash at around 10 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022.

GREENWOOD, Ind. — A Johnson County deputy and 16-year-old girl were injured in a crash near Greenwood on Friday night.

The deputy was driving a marked patrol car toward the Greenwood area, where the deputy intended to serve a civil order, at around 10 p.m. 

The deputy was at the intersection of Worthsville and Collins roads when another driver, 16-year-old Namjeet Kaur of Greenwood, turned into the path of the deputy and the two vehicles collided, sending the deputy's car off the road. 

The deputy was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital complaining of pain after the crash, according to the sheriff's office.

On Monday, Sheriff Duane Burgess said that Deputy Thomas Ashley Jr. was at home resting with no broken bones, just soreness. 

Kaur also complained of pain and was taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

Credit: Johnson County Sheriff's Office
A Johnson County deputy and another driver were both injured in a crash at around 10 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022.

 

Less than six hours later a pickup truck driver was killed and a Trafalgar Police officer was seriously injured in a crash during a pursuit in Johnson County.

RELATED: Pursuit ends in deadly crash, Trafalgar officer seriously injured

The officer was sitting at the intersection of State Road 135 and County Road 300 South shortly before 3:30 a.m. when a pickup truck failed to stop at the intersection.

The officer followed the truck, turning on his emergency lights in an attempt to stop the truck. 

The pursuit ended at a "T" intersection where the truck and the officer's SUV were unable to stop and both vehicles crashed into an embankment. 

Credit: Johnson Co. Sheriff
A pickup truck driver died when a pursuit involving Trafalgar Police ended in a crash in Johnson County early Saturday, June 25, 2022.

The truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene by medics.

The officer had to be cut out of his vehicle and was flown to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis with back, hip, leg and internal injuries. He is listed in serious but stable condition, according to the sheriff.

 

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