Cuzco-area car-vs-tree crash injures teens

Herald Staff Writer

CUZCO — A car-versus-tree crash late Sunday night along a county road southwest of Cuzco injured two teenagers.

Dillion Ramsey, 17, of 6070 S. 75W, Ferdinand, was westbound on Dubois-Cuzco Road in a 2009 Ford Focus when the 11:27 p.m. accident occurred near County Road 850E, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies said Ramsey’s vehicle ran off the south side of the road, went airborne off an embankment and struck a tree head-on.

Ramsey, who had a leg injury, and his injured passenger, 14-year-old Curtis Gress, of 1222 N. Celestine Road North, Celestine, were transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper, according to police.

Deputies said Gress was treated and released. Ramsey was transferred by ambulance to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.

The accident that totaled the car is under investigation, according to the sheriff’s department.

The Dubois Volunteer Fire Department, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.

Contact Bill Powell

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