Head-on Crash in English Injures Three

Head-on Crash in English Injures Three


A two-vehicle crash in English Wednesday injured three Crawford County residents.

At 1:35 P.M., 84-year-old Elsie Reed of Eckerty was northbound on Indiana Avenue in English in her 1994 Ford Tempo, and was attempting to turn west onto State Road 64.  Reed failed to see an eastbound 1994 Chevrolet Blazer, driven by 48 year old Roy Pickett of English, and turned in his path.  Reed tried to avoid colliding with Reed, but instead crashed nearly head on.

Reed was transported to Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany, where she was treated for injuries to her head, hand, and knee.  Pickett was taken to University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky due to complaints of chest pains.  Pickett’s passenger, Mary Pickett, was also treated for chest pains and a loss of feeling in her feet.

Seatbelts were in use at the time of the crash and reduced the severity of injuries sustained.  The Indiana State Police was assisted at the scene by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, English Volunteer Fire Department, and Crawford County EMS.