Troopers from Indiana State Police – Sellersburg are investigating an injury crash involving a passenger car and a log hauler that sent a 33-year-old Salem man to a Louisville hospital with serious injuries.
Clay Thomas Ingram, 33, of Salem, was transported by helicopter ambulance to University Hospital in Louisville with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Ingram, who was driving a gray 2006 Pontiac G6 was trapped inside his vehicle and pinned underneath a fully loaded log trailer.
Ingram had to be extricated by emergency crews from the Salem and Gibson Township Fire Departments.
At approximately 3:14 Wednesday afternoon, Trooper Kyle Taylor and Trooper Brett Walters, along with officers from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, responded to the intersection of SR56 and Old 56, just east of Salem.
When officers and first responders arrived, they found Ingram trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by emergency crews from the Salem and Gibson Township Fire Departments.
An air ambulance was immediately called to the scene.
The semi-truck with the log trailer was driven by Mark Anthony Hicks, 28, from Pekin, Indiana.
Hicks was not injured in the collision.
After the preliminary investigation, officers believe the semi-truck was eastbound on SR 56 and slowing to turn north onto Old 56.
As the truck slowed for the turn, the Pontiac G6 approached from behind and failed to yield, colliding with the rear of the log trailer.
Neither alcohol nor drugs are believed to be a factor in the crash.
This crash remains under investigation.