Two motorist sustained serious injuries in a near head-on crash north of Rushville shortly after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. As a result of their injuries, both motorist were air lifted by medial helicopters to an Indianapolis trauma center.

The investigation found that for unknown reasons, shortly after crossing CR 300N, a southbound Dodge driven by Joseph L. Sims, 32, of New Castle, crossed the center line of the two-lane roadway and struck a northbound Mazda driven by Jennifer L. Hahn, 37, of Greensburg.

According to investigating officer Trooper Jeff Culley of the Indiana State Police, the cars collided nearly head on with the cars striking each other on the driver’s side of both vehicles.

The force of the collision caused serious injuries to both the Greensburg woman and the New Castle man. Following treatment at the scene by medical personnel, both motorist were transported by medical ambulance’s to St. Vincent Trauma Center in Indianapolis. The full extent of their injuries were unknown at press time Tuesday.

During the investigation and clean-up process, a nearly one-mile stretch of both the north and south bound lanes of SR 3 were closed for nearly an hour with traffic rerouted to nearby county roads.

Assisting the ISP at the scene were multiple units from the Rushville Police Department, Rush County Sheriff’s Department, RFD Ambulance, Raleigh Medical personnel and Davis Towing.

Contact: frank.denzler@rushvillerepublican.com or (765) 932-2222 x106.

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