Loose Bicycle Triggers Fiery Wreck, Injuring 3

A bicycle falling from a vehicle triggered a fiery wreck on Interstate 65 near Uniontown leaving three people injured Saturday afternoon, according to Indiana State Trooper Seth Davidson.

Davidson reported that Deanna I. Ware, 35, of Indianapolis, Frances M. Leslie, 61, of Gary and Damarr E. Ware, 36, of Indianapolis all complained of pain and were taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour after the incident, reported at 3:36 p.m.

The wreck occurred as Deanna Ware drove a Chevrolet Venture van south on the interstate and swerved to miss a bicycle that had fallen loose from a Jeep in front of her. Ware lost control of the van, which left the west side of the interstate and flipped at least two times before coming to rest, Davidson said.

Passing motorists helped free the three from the van before it caught fire and became engulfed in flames, Davidson said.

Police said Deanna Ware complained of pain to her head, arms and knees; Leslie complained of pain in the neck, back and sides; and Damarr Ware complained of pain in the head, neck, back and pelvis.

Jackson County Emergency Medical Services transported the injured to Schneck Medical Center.

The driver of the Jeep was citied for a leaky load while Deanna Ware was cited for driving with an expired driver’s license, Davidson said.

Firefighters with both Jackson-Washington and Crothersville-Vernon Township VFD assisted at the scene.