Laurel Woman Injured In U.S. 52 Accident

The accident took place early Sunday morning after the driver swerved to avoid hitting a deer.

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(Franklin County, Ind.) – One person was injured in a single vehicle accident in Franklin County.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of the crash on U.S. 52, just east of Yellow Bank Road, this past Sunday around 12:24 a.m.

Deputies say Heather Hentz, of Laurel, was westbound on U.S. 52 when she swerved to avoid hitting a deer. Hentz lost control of her vehicle and went off the side of the road and struck a tree.

A portion of the tree broke off and fell across the hood of Hentz’s vehicle and onto U.S. 52.

Hentz was transported by Brookville EMS #2 to UC Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

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