Young campers, counselor injured in crash at Jackson County camp

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Police said four people were injured after a truck carrying two shuttle trailers at a Jackson County camp crashed into them on Saturday.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the pickup truck had a mechanical failure and the brakes stopped working. The driver, Ellen Guse, 21, of Columbus, couldn’t stop, so she drove off the road to avoid another truck and hit four people who were walking in that area.

Three campers and one camp counselor at Springhill Camp on SR 258, west of Seymour, were injured in the crash. Police said the 35-year-old counselor was able to get two of the campers, 6 and 7 year old boys, out of the way of the truck’s path before he was hit in the back.

The four were taken to Schneck Medical Center where they were treated and released. Police said the counselor was treated for back pain, the 6-year-old was treated for a bump on the head and the 7-year-old was treated for a wrist injury.

A third camper, a 7-year-old boy from Indianapolis, was also hit by the truck. He was taken to Riley and treated for a broken collar bone, broken ribs, small laceration to his lung and some broken teeth. Police said the boy did not need to have surgery and is expected to be released on Sunday.

Hamilton and Pershing Township Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene along with Jackson County EMS. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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