A crash late Wednesday evening near Ferdinand on Interstate 64 claimed the life of a Virginia man.
At 9:30 PM Wednesday, 56 year old Sabrina Felton of Roanoke, Virginia was driving eastbound on Interstate 64 near the 60 mile marker, about three miles west of Ferdinand.
Felton was in the passing lane and had just driven around a tractor-trailer when she encountered 89 year old Rueben Boswell of Henderson, Kentucky.
Boswell was driving westbound on I-64 in the eastbound passing lane. Felton attempted to drive her 2010 Toyota Prius into the median to avoid the crash but was unable to avoid colliding with Boswell’s 2005 Toyota Camry.
Felton and Boswell were both transported by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville for non-life threatening injuries sustained in the crash.
The front seat passenger in Felton’s vehicle, 34 year old Brandon Taylor of Roanoke, VA, had to be extricated from the car and was flown by LifeFlight to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he died due to his injuries.
Interstate 64 was closed for nearly four hours while troopers investigated the crash.
Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Ferdinand and Santa Claus PD, Dubois and Spencer County EMS, and LifeFlight.