Icy roads lead to Southern Crossing crash

Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

Icy roads led to a crash that injured a driver and shut down Southern Crossing in Bartholomew County Monday night.

Bartholomew County deputies say that 20-year-old Austin Smith of Columbus was driving his pickup on Southern Crossing at about 6:47 p.m. Monday when he lost control, crossing into the other lane of traffic. A car driven the opposite direction by 25-year-old Arron Lee of Columbus struck the pickup, pushing the truck into the guardrail where it rolled ever.

Smith was uninjured and Lee was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment. The road was closed for about an hour and a half while the crash was cleaned up and the highway department treated the roadway.