NORTH VERNON, Ind. –Two Jennings County Sheriff’s Deputies are recovering from injuries they suffered in a police pursuit of a reckless driver Tuesday morning around 4:30 a.m.
The situation started when deputies were patrolling the area of State Road 750 near O and M Avenue while looking for a possible reckless driver. Reserve Deputy Jason Littrell was traveling westbound on State Road 750 following the reported driver. Deputy Littrell pulled to the shoulder of State Road 750 and was attempting to make a u-turn to travel back eastbound on State Road 750. Littrell’s vehicle then pulled into the path of another police vehicle driven by Deputy Thomas Mellencamp that was traveling westbound on State Road 750. The front of Mellencamp’s vehicle then struck the rear driver’s side of Littrell’s vehicle.
As a result of the collision, Deputy Mellencamp was transported to Jennings County St. Vincent Hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries. Deputy Littrell was transported to Jennings County St. Vincent before being transferred to St. Vincent-Indianapolis by medical helicopter for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries.