A Huntingburg mother and her 9 month old baby who authorities say was not safely restrained in their vehicle, were both lifeflighted to an Evansville hospital after they were involved in a two vehicle crash Wednesday night on Jasper’s southeast side
Indiana State Police say just before 9 pm last night 15-year old Beronica Dubon of Huntingburg was traveling southbound on Meridian Road, just north of State Road 162.
Investigators believe Dubon failed to yield at the intersection of Meridian and State Road 162, and pulled her 2002 Dodge Stratus into the path of a westbound 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by 28-year old Morgan Schnarr of Jasper.
Police say the impact of the Schnarr Chevy into Dubon’s Dodge caused her unrestrained baby to be ejected from the vehicle.
First reponders with the Jasper Fire Department had to extricate Dubon from her drivers seat.
Police say Baby Dubon was transported by medical helicopter to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, where she was listed in stable condition.
Dubon was also transported by ambulance to St. Mary’s for injuries sustained, and was also listed in stable condition. Schnarr was taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper for a laceration to her knee.
Police say the crash remains under investigation by the Indiana State Police Crash Investigation Team. They were assisted at the scene by the Jasper Police and Fire Departments, the Dubois County Sheriffs Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services.