Columbus woman injured after jumping from a burning vehicle

Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

A Columbus woman was hurt when she jumped from a burning vehicle. At about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle fire with injury on southbound US 31, just south of County Road 300 East.

The driver, Robert A. Shaw II, reported seeing smoke coming from the interior of his Jeep. As he slowed to stop, his passenger, 22-year-old Karlee Katelynn Hurt, of Columbus, jumped from the vehicle while it was still moving at around 30 miles per hour.

Hurt was treated at the scene, then flown by Lifeline to an Indianapolis hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time.

The vehicle was a total loss.