A crash at a major intersection north of Holland left 2 people with very serious injuries.
Dubois County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the intersection of State Roads 64 and 161 just after 7 o’clock last night about a 2 vehicle accident with possible entrapment. Deputies say 48-year-old Carl Mitchell of Fort Branch had been going eastbound on State Road 64 near the intersection with State Road 161. Meanwhile, a 2nd vehicle being driven by 17-year-old Jayden Montgomery of Holland was westbound and slowed to turn south onto State Road 161.
Deputies say Montgomery’s vehicle turned into the driver’s side of Mitchell’s vehicle. The impact sent Mitchell’s vehicle southwest where it went down a steep embankment and came to rest near a tree line off of the south side of State Road 64. Authorities say Montgomery’s vehicle came to rest in the middle of the intersection.
Mitchell and a passenger (Tony Burden Jr of Evansville) were both taken to Jasper’s Memorial Hospital by ambulance. Mitchell was later airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital while Burden Jr was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. Mitchell is listed in critical condition while Burden Jr is in stable but critical condition. Montgomery was not injured.
Dubois County Sheriff’s deputies are continuing to investigate this accident. Anyone with information is asked to call deputy Clint Gogel at (812)-482-3522. Deputies were assisted on scene by Huntingburg First Responders, Memorial Hospital EMS and a wrecker from KARS.