A 57-year-old Seymour man passed away yesterday as the result of injuries from a crash on Saturday.

James S. Hinton, age 57, Seymour, died at an Indianapolis area hospital Monday.

On Saturday, at approximately 1:00 pm, the Indiana State Police and Seymour Police Department responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of US 50 and US 31, just east of Seymour. 

The initial investigation by Trooper Matt Holley, Indiana State Police Crash Reconstruction Team, indicates that a black 1998 Jeep Cherokee, being driven by Justin L. Gudgel, age 19, Seymour, Indiana was traveling eastbound on US 50 at the intersection with US 31.  Gudgel’s vehicle was in the left turn lane to turn northbound on US 31.  

Gudgel then turned northbound into the path of a silver 1999 Chevrolet Camaro, being driven by Hinton, who was traveling westbound on US 50.

The vehicles collided in the middle of the intersection. 

As a result of the collision, Hinton’s vehicle went off the roadway and down an embankment before coming to rest. 

Gudgel’s vehicle came to rest in the intersection.  Gudgel was uninjured in the crash. 

Hinton sustain numerous injuries in the collision.  He was airlifted from the scene to an Indianapolis area hospital for treatment.

The investigation by the Indiana State Police Crash Reconstruction Team is ongoing.  Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash at this time although toxicology results are pending at this time.

Trooper Matt Holley was assisted at the scene by the Seymour Police Department, Jackson County EMS, Seymour Fire Department, and Lifeline Medical Helicopter.