North Vernon man killed in Saturday crash

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.

A North Vernon man died in a Saturday crash on State Road 7.

51-year-old Matthew L. Lonsberry was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by the Jennings County Coroner’s office.

Indiana State Police say that Lonsberry was driving southbound in his pickup at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon near Private Road 625W, when the truck went off the west side of the highway, striking a utility pole and flipping over.  Lonsberry and a passenger, 52-year-old Mary Lonsberry were trapped in the wreckage and had to be rescued by emergency personnel. Mary Lonsberry was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital with serious injuries.

State Road 7 was closed for about an hour for crash investigation and cleanup.

Also assisting at the scene, were the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, Jennings County EMS, Scipio-Geneva Fire Department and Clark’s Wrecker Service.