Driver injured in Christmas Eve crash near Hope

Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

A driver was flown to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with serious injuries after a Christmas Eve crash near Hope.

Bartholomew County deputies say that they were called to State Road 9 and East County Road 800N at about 4:06 p.m. Monday afternoon. A vehicle driven by 80-year-old Betty J. Johnson ran the stop sign at County Road 800N, and crossed over the state highway, hitting a concrete barrier.

She is in stable condition at the hospital with several broken bones, deputies report.