Bath, IN – Late on Saturday night, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department MPs were called to an accident involving a vehicle with injuries on Hetrick Road west of Springfield Road in Franklin County.

Upon arrival, MPs found a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado on the south side of Hetrick Road. MPs also found a trailer that had detached from the towing vehicle and an off-road vehicle from the south side of the lane.

The investigation found that Dwayne Michael Chumley, 35, of Hamilton, Ohio, was traveling east on Hetrick Road when the pickup truck pulled off the right side of the road. Chumley over-corrected and lost control of the vehicle. Chumley and his passenger Alexander T. O’Keefe, 32, from Cincinnati, Ohio, were both thrown from the pickup truck. O’Keefe was transported by Brookville EMS # 2 to McCullough-Hyde Hospital in Oxford to treat injuries sustained in the accident. Chumley was flown to Cincinnati University Hospital in an Air Care medical helicopter to treat his injuries.

The MPs were supported locally by Mt. Carmel Police Department, Indiana Conservation Officers, Brookville EMS # 2, Responder 24, College Corner Volunteer Fire Department and Oxford Medics.