Paoli Baseball Team in Crash Saturday in Shoals

Paoli Baseball Team in Crash Saturday in Shoals

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Four people were injured in a crash on US 150 Saturday afternoon that involved the Paoli High School baseball team. user33681-1431824418-media2 (512x342)user33681-1431824416-media1 (463x199)

At approximately 5:20 P.M., Bart C. Drew, 41, Washington, was traveling westbound on US Highway 150 in his black Chevrolet Trailblazer.

After passing Panhandle Road, Drew lost control of his Chevrolet in the curve due to the wet roadway and collided with a 15 passenger Ford bus.

The bus, driven by Jeremy S. Ashley, 37, Paoli, belonged to the Paoli Community School Corporation and was carrying Ashley, a coach, and six members of the Paoli High School baseball team.

Drew was extracted from his vehicle by the Shoals Fire Department and was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Drew’s two passengers, Chase, 15, and Grace, 9, both suffered minor injuries and were transported to Memorial Hospital in Jasper.

Connor Blair, 17, Paoli, suffered minor injuries as a passenger on the bus. He was transported to IU Health in Paoli.

The crash remains under investigation. Indiana State Police were assisted by West Baden Police, Martin County Sheriff’s Department, Shoals Fire Department, IU Health and Martin County EMS.

Investigating Officer: Trooper Stephen Sexton, Reconstructionist: Sergeant Philip Hensley