One Driver Hospitalized, Two Cars Totaled, in Wednesday Schnellville Road Crash

Dubois Co. - A Wednesday morning crash hospitalized one driver, totaled both vehicles, and temporarily forced the closure of a portion of Schnellville Road.

The crash occurred on Schnellville Road between 1025 E and 820 E between two 24-year-old drivers. One driver, in a white Ford Ranger, was travelling westbound. According to the Dubois County Sherriff Department, when he dropped a water bottle, he bent over to pick it up and began to cross the center line. The second driver, in a Fischer Electric Truck, was travelling eastbound. Upon seeing the Ranger entering his lane, the driver of the Ram attempted to swerve but was side-swiped.

The driver of the Ranger was taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper for treatment of a possible concussion and broken nose; the driver of the Electric Truck refused treatment at the scene.

Both vehicles were determined to be totaled by Dubois County Sherriff Department.

St. Anthony Fire Department, Memorial EMS, Ruxer's, and Sternberg's Towing assisted at the scene.