A Lanesville man was in a late night crash at the intersection of the Salem Bypass and State Road 60 that sent him and his passenger to Louisville hospitals by helicopter ambulance.
The incident closed the bypass until the vehicles and victims were cleared. The accident did not interrupt traffic on SR60.
About 9:40p Tuesday night, a 2004 F-150 pickup driven by Isaac Barr, 21, Lanesville drove across SR60 without stopping.
He was t-boned by Daniel Brooks, 33, Pekin, who was driving southbound in his 1993 Dodge Stealth.
According to Salem Police Sgt. Mike Voelz, Barr said he was unfamiliar with the bypass and didn’t realize he needed to stop.
Voelz said Barr was travelling with 18-year-old Kyla Elble of Floyds Knobs.
“Witnesses said the vehicle flipped at least twice,” said Voelz. “When I arrived, Elble was out of the vehicle and Barr had been thrown from the vehicle.”
Two air ambulances landed on the bypass to take both Barr and Elble to Louisville.
Barr suffered a broken arm and wrist, according to Voelz. Elble suffers from possible skull fractures.
Brooks escaped the wreck with just a scratch on his wrist.
The Salem Police Department, Salem Fire Department, Washington County EMS and Sheriff’s Department responded.