This morning at approximately 5:50 am, troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg were called to State Road #111 about a half mile North of the Horseshoe Casino for a vehicle crash involving two vehicles.

A 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Dennis R. Masticola, 46, from Louisville, KY, was travelling North on State Road #111 when for an unknown reason he crossed the center line crashing into a 2000 GMC Sierra Pickup truck driven by Eric W. Herthel, 46, from Elizabeth, IN.

The 2000 GMC pickup truck tried to avoid the oncoming 2009 Ford F-150 but was unable to do so resulting in the two vehicles crashing head on.

Both drivers were transported to the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY with serious injuries. Herthel was transported by ground ambulance and Masticola by air ambulance.

Both individuals had to be extricated from their vehicles by emergency personnel. Both subjects were wearing seat belts.

The roadway in that area was closed for over three hours while emergency crews cleaned up the scene and Indiana State Police Crash Reconstructionist completed their investigation of the crash scene.

This investigation is continuing.

Assisting agencies at the scene were the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department and the New Chapel Fire and E.M.S.