A report of a single vehicle accident was received at the Rush County Sheriff’s Department shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday and resulted in multiple emergency response units traveling to the 7300 block of South SR 3.
“I thought I heard something, but when I looked outside I didn’t see anything until I hear all of the sirens,” nearby resident Tom Hadler said.
Prior to emergency personnel arriving on the scene, the driver, Richard Aspaugh, 57, of Knightstown, and his son had already exited the vehicle.
“I really don’t know what happened, I was tired and guess I just dozed off for a moment,” Aspaugh said.
Rush County deputy sheriff Dave Sliger said Aspaugh was northbound when, after rounding a curve north of SR 244, his 2007 Chevrolet Malibu crossed the centerline of the state road and drifted into the southbound lane.
The vehicle then left the road and began to spin prior to striking a RushShelby power pole.
The force of the impact on the rear of the vehicle caused extensive damage, broke out multiple windows and caused the air bags to deploy.
Following treatment at the scene for minor injuries, the driver and his son refused additional treatment and were released.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106