Man Police Rescued from Burning Vehicle Dies

Man Police Rescued from Burning Vehicle Dies


A Jackson County man who was severely burned in a crash early Saturday has died.

Christopher T. Nichols, 30, of Seymour died Sunday at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a 2001 graduate of Seymour High School.

Indiana State and Seymour Police were credited for pulling Nichols out of the vehicle. According to police Nichols’ vehicle left the roadway striking a bridge abutment. The car then overturned before bursting into flames.

When officers arrived they found Nichols lying near the vehicle with his clothing on fire. Fire extinguishers were used to hold back the flames till Nichols could be pulled to safety.

Nichols was transported to Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of severe burns.