Teen Critical After Crash Into Utility Pole

Posted On June 19, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

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(Ohio County, Ind.) – Air Methods transported a driver to the hospital after a crash on State Road 56 in Ohio County on Saturday.

Nicholas Burns, 19, of Rising Sun was driving a vehicle that traveled off the right side of the roadway on the 6400 block of State Road 56 North at around 6:00 a.m. The vehicle struck a utility pole head-on.

Burns had to be extricated from the wrecked vehicle by the Rising Sun Fire Department. He was then flown to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, deputies said.

The accident is still under investigation by the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office.

The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Rising Sun Police Department, Rising Sun Fire Department, Ohio County EMS, and KY 11 Air Methods.