Elizabethtown man seriously hurt in crash

Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

An Elizabethtown man was seriously hurt in a Tuesday evening crash.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the area of E 100 S/National Road at about 5:40 p.m. Investigators say that 56-year-old Lloyd Cooper was piloting his motorcycle when he rear-ended a car driven by 27-year-old Cherokee Joe Heath, of North Vernon. Authorities say that Heath’s vehicle was stopped in traffic at the time of the collision. Cooper was ejected from his motorcycle and sent to a trauma center in Indianapolis.

Heath, who had an outstanding Jennings County warrant, was arrested and transported to the Jennings County Jail.