Jasper man lifeflighted after crash with ambulance

Photo courtesy Indiana State Police

From Local Sources

JASPER — A Jasper man was lifeflighted Friday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash involving an ambulance on U.S. 231 south of State Road 162 in the WITZ Bottoms.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police responded at 12:43 p.m. to a 911 call reporting the crash with injuries.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Michael Cannon, 37, of Jasper, was driving a 2000 Pontiac northbound on U.S. 231 when, for unknown reason, he drove left of center and collided head-on with an ambulance traveling southbound.

The driver of the ambulance, William Luebbehusen, 51, of Jasper and his passenger, Patrick Brown, 42, of Tell City were taken to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center where they were treated and released. Cannon was flown to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville but was later flown to an Indianapolis hospital for further treatment of his injuries.

The ambulance was not transporting a patient, nor was it on an emergency run at the time of the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Jasper Volunteer Fire Department, Dubois County Emergency Medical Services, a StatFlight helicopter and Uebelhor & Sons and Sternberg Automotive Group wreckers also assisted.

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