Franklin man hospitalized after vehicle crashes through gate of INDOT facility


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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.

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