LEBANON, Ind. – A car knocked over several headstones during an early Tuesday morning crash in Lebanon.
According to the Lebanon Fire Department, the crash happened around 4:30 a.m. at a cemetery located near State Road 47 and Elm Swamp Road/North 75 East. That’s just east of State Road 39.
Investigators said the car went off the road and ended up in the Hopewell Cemetery. Photos from the scene showed the car overturned.
Multiple headstones were affected, including one from the late 1800s, and authorities estimated the damage at thousands of dollars.
The driver suffered minor injuries and refused further treatment at the scene.
Representatives for the cemetery say they hope insurance will help cover some of the damage. Otherwise, the owner says they'll have to use donations to make repairs.
Below is the cemetery's contact information if you would like to donate.
c/o Linda Darnell
225 West State Road 47
Lebanon, IN 46052