TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO-WAWV) — A Terre Haute man was flown to Indianapolis with life-threatening injuries following a single vehicle crash in Vigo County.
According to an incident report from the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred at approximately 8:29 p.m. Tuesday in the 7400 block of East Old Fort Harrison Avenue.
First responders reportedly found a Toyota pickup truck in a ditch that had ran head-on into a tree. Firefighters determined that the 74-year-old driver, who lives nearby the location of the crash, had to be extracted from the vehicle.
A Vigo County deputy on scene noted that there were multiple empty beer cans within arms reach of the driver, as well as a cooler with one full can of beer remaining in the truck. The driver reportedly admitted to drinking while on his way home, and told the deputy that he had swerved to miss a deer causing his truck to run off the road and crash.
No update on the driver’s condition has been released.
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Original: A serious accident sent one person to the hospital, after a vehicle crashed into a tree in Vigo County.
Vigo County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Taylor confirmed, that it was a single car accident with entrapment in the 7400 block of East Old fort Harrison Avenue. It happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Indiana State Police and Terre Haute Fire department assisted on scene. The driver was flown to an Indianapolis hospital, his condition is unknown at this time. The accident remains under investigation.