Yesterday, shortly before 6:00 pm, the Indiana State Police responded to a two vehicle crash on US 31 that claimed the life of a Crothersville man and injured three additional people.
The initial investigation by Trooper Michael Thiron indicated that a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier, being driven by Herbert Hollin, age 89, Crothersville, Indiana was traveling southbound on US 31 near County Road 275 North. Holland’s vehicle crossed the center line into the path of a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer being driven by Jeffery Haag, age 58, Seymour, Indiana. The vehicles collided head-on in the northbound lanes of US 31.
Holland was transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour where he passed away as a result of his injuries.
A front passenger in Hollin’s vehicle, Fern Hollin, age 83, sustained serious injuries in the crash. She was transported to Schneck Medical Center and later flown to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of her serious injuries.
Haag was transported by family members to Schneck Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. The front seat passenger in his vehicle, Sheila Haag, age 54, was transported to an Indianapolis area hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
As a result of the collision, US 31 was closed for approximately one hour for crash investigation and cleanup.
Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the crash.
Investigators believe a possible medical condition may have led to Herbert Hollin’s vehicle crossing the centerline. The investigation is ongoing.
The Indiana State Police was assisted by Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Seymour Police Department, Jackson County EMS, Seymour Fire Department, Stat Flight Medical Helicopter, and C & C Towing.