Franklin man hospitalized after vehicle crashes through gate of INDOT facility
FRANKLIN, Ind. – A possibly impaired driver drove his vehicle through the gate of an INDOT facility and struck a state-owned vehicle, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
A deputy was called to the scene in 4500 block of S. US 31 at about 3 a.m. Sunday.
When the officer arrived, she found the gate of the INDOT parking lot had been damaged and a blue Mini Cooper that had crashed into a parked Sterling truck.
The driver, 68-year-old Jerry Trinell, was extracted from his vehicle and transported to Methodist Hospital.
Trinell has not been arrested. A DUI investigation is underway and toxicology results are pending.