Police release details of serious Monday morning crashMarch 13, 2018
By BILL POWELL
JASPER — Authorities have identified the airlifted driver in a single-vehicle crash Monday morning on the Jasper-Dubois Road and have share more details about the accident.
The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department said Devin Haas, 21, Jasper, was the motorist involved in the 8:26 a.m. crash south of Beaver Lake Road.
Upon arriving on the scene Monday, deputies located a car that had run off the Jasper-Dubois Road and flipped several times in a corn field.
During the ensuing investigation, the sheriff’s department determined the southbound 2015 Dodge Charger driven by Haas had approached a curve in the roadway. Tire marks showed the car drove off the right side of the road for an unknown reason, according to deputies.
Once off Jasper-Dubois Road, the Charger continued south and struck an embankment, causing the car to become airborne while flipping end over end.
Deputies said the car made an impact and flipped several more times before stopping on its wheels facing southwest.
The Charger traveled approximately 430 feet from the time it left the roadway to its final rest, according to the sheriff’s department.
Deputies believe Haas was unrestrained and was thrown from the vehicle. He was located semi-responsive to the south of the car in the cornfield when first responders arrived.
Haas was transported to Memorial Hospital and was later transferred by helicopter to St. Vincent Evansville.
A hospital spokeswoman said he was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon.
Unsafe speed was believed to have been a factor in the crash, according to the sheriff’s department.
The Dubois Volunteer Fire Department, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a Uebelhor & Sons wrecker also assisted.
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