On Saturday, March 17, 2018, at approximately 7:20 pm, the Indiana State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on I-74 eastbound near the 168 mile marker which resulted in the driver being flown from the scene with life threatening injuries.
The initial investigation by Troopers Matt Holley and Chad Snyder indicated that a maroon 2005 Cadillac Deville being driven by Michael W. Plaskowicki, age 39, Burlington, KY was traveling eastbound on I-74 near the 168 mile marker. For an unknown reason, Plaskowicki lost control of the vehicle which left the south side of the roadway. The vehicle drove into a wooded area, striking numerous trees, before coming to a stop.
Plaskowicki suffered life threatening injuries in the collision. He had to be extricated from the vehicle before being flown from the scene to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
The evidence indicated that Plaskowicki may have been traveling in excess of the speed limit and was not wearing his seatbelt when the crash occurred. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision.
The investigation is ongoing.