Passenger flown to hospital after motorcycle accident

CAMP ROBERTS — A motorcycle accident on State Road 135 South had traffic backed up for over an hour July 16 when a passenger had to be flown to a hospital.

At around 1:45 p.m., the Brown County Sheriff’s Department and emergency personnel were dispatched to the 500 block of 135 South at the first slab bridge near the Whalen Drive intersection.

Justin Hazel, 26, of Terre Haute, was southbound when he lost control in the sharp turn. He and his passenger, Cari Krockenberger, 23, of Terre Haute, were ejected from the motorcycle.

He received lacerations to his arm and head and was taken by ambulance to Columbus Regional Hospital.

Krockenberger was taken by a medical helicopter to Indianapolis for treatment for a severe laceration to her left arm and pain in her neck and back, a press release said.

Nashville Police Department and Brown County (Nashville) and Van Buren Township volunteer fire departments assisted at the scene.

Suzannah Couch grew up in Brown County, reading the Brown County Democrat. A 2013 Franklin College graduate, she covers cops/courts, education and arts/entertainment.