Two people hurt after pickup truck, bicycle crash in Johnson County

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EDINBURGH, Ind. (May 28, 2015) – A crash involving a pickup truck and a bicycle on a rural Johnson County road sent two people to the hospital.

The crash happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday at County Road 800 East near State Road 252 in Edinburgh.

According to a report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, the truck hit the bicycle while both were heading southbound.

The driver of the bike, 27-year-old Jake Shelton, was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital. A passenger on the bike, 28-year-old Cody Shelton, was taken by helicopter to IU Health Methodist Hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the truck, 22-year-old Isaiah Sutt, was not hurt, police said. He called 911 to report the crash. According to Sutt, an approaching car with its brights on made it difficult to see on the poorly lit road. He pulled to the side because he couldn’t see very well and to let the oncoming vehicle pass.

When he pulled over, he “heard a loud noise and thought he had hit a deer,” the report said. He pulled to the middle of the road, turned on his flashers and flagged down a passerby. He saw a woman—Cody Shelton—and a bicycle behind his truck and called 911. A man—Jake Shelton—got up from the weeds and walked home.

Jake Shelton later told police he went home to tell his mother what happened because his sister, Cody, wouldn’t wake up after the accident. After telling his mother about the crash, he said he “took a shot of vodka and jumped in the shower” before going to Johnson Memorial Hospital, the report said. He also said his sister was operating the bike before the crash.

Sutt took a PBT and tested negative for alcohol, the report said.

Jake Shelton refused to take a blood test.