Car crashes into Greenfield home, woman seriously injured

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GREENFIELD — A woman was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital with serious injuries after a vehicle smashed into a home on the city’s south side late Saturday.

Police say a couple was driving southbound on State Road 9 through Greenfield, south of U.S. 40, when they missed a curve in the roadway, rolled their car several times and collided with a nearby home.

It was not immediately clear who the driver of the car was, investigators said. Neither of the two passengers inside were  wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, officers said. 

Police arrived on scene around 11:30 p.m. Saturday to find the car involved was on its roof with its front end stuck inside the home, which sits in the 600 block of South State Street. 

A woman, who was trapped inside the car when first-responders arrived, sustained serious traumatic injuries, police said. She was taken by ambulance to Hancock Regional Hospital, then airlifted to an Indianapolis facility for further care, officials said. 

Her condition was not immediately known; she was unconscious when police arrived, officials said.

A male, who was out of the car when officers arrived, suffered a broken arm, police said. He was taken to an Indianapolis hospital by ambulance. 

Police believe the couple might have been speeding right before their car flipped. Alcohol is also believe to be a factor in the crash, officials said. 

A man and two children were inside the home at the time of the accident, but they were not injured, police said. 

The house was badly damaged. 

State Road 9, between Osage and Blank streets, was closed for more than an hour early Sunday as police investigated the crash. 

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.