Car, UTV crash in rural Putnam County

Posted at 4:47 PM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 23:38:37-04

GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Two medical helicopters were called to a collision between a car and an UTV in Putnam County Monday afternoon.

The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. on U.S. 231 just south of U.S. 36. The area is about 8 miles north of Greencastle.

Indiana conservation officers said the crash occurred between a Polaris Ranger UTV and a Nissan passenger car.

The Ranger was reportedly being driven by 65-year-old Gohn English, who was taking it across the highway to get the mail. Also onboard the UTV were Gohn's 9-year-old and 14-year-old granddaughters.

Police said the Ranger apparently drove out in front of traffic and was T-boned by the Nissan.

The crash caused Gohn to be thrown through the windshield of the Ranger.

Gohn and his 9-year-old granddaughter were airlifted to Indianapolis hospitals – the 9-year-old with serious head injuries.

The 14-year-old was also taken to the hospital with scrapes and road rash.

The driver of the Nissan was taken to the hospital for cuts and bruises.

Police said no one in the UTV was wearing a seatbelt or helmet.


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