A driver had to be flown by Lifeline helicopter to an Indianapolis hospital this morning. That is after a crash of two SUVs in northern Bartholomew County that left drivers of both vehicles trapped inside, says Chief Matt Lynch with the German Township Volunteer Fire Department.
Lynch says the call came in at about 6:25 this morning near the intersection of County Roads 800N and 100W. Both vehicles rolled after the crash and were on their sides in a corn field when firefighters arrived. German Township called in Columbus Fire Department Squad 2 to help rescue the victims.
According to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, 40-year-old Wesley Mourey of Edinburgh was able to escape after firefighter removed the windshield of his vehicle. He was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for his injuries. 38-year-old Ariel Dawn Gutana of Edinburgh had to be cut from the wreckage of her vehicle before she could be flown to IU Methodist Hospital.
Lynch says both drivers were wearing their seatbelts which likely kept this from being a fatal crash.