Just after 2pm, the Adair County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a vehicle on its top in the 2000 block at Lewis Avenue, six miles northwest of Greenfield. The caller reported that someone was still inside the 2006 Ford F150 truck and was unsure as to the extent of their injuries.
Upon the arrival of first responders, 60-year-old John William Schmeling of Casey was found with severe injuries. As Schmeling was being removed from the vehicle and transported to a medical helicopter, he died of his injuries. The preliminary investigation reveals that Schmeling lost control of his vehicle on the gravel road before it rolled and came to rest on its top. The case remains under investigation by the Adair County Sheriff’s office. The Greenfield Fire Department and Adair County Ambulance assisted at the scene.
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