Suspected Drunk Driver Airlifted After Dramatic Crash

On January 2nd the Parke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident on State Road 47 near County Road 800 N around Turkey Run Golf Course. Aaron Lucas, age 41 of Marshall, was traveling south on State Road 47 when the vehicle he was driving went left of center in a curve. Lucas’ vehicle went back across the roadway, striking a guardrail which caused the vehicle to go airborne for roughly 80 feet. The vehicle then struck a utility pole, before traveling 100 feet through a wooded area and coming to rest with the bottom of the vehicle against a large tree. The passenger Joel Nelson, age 32 of Marshal, was able to exit the vehicle on his own. The driver, Lucas was lifelined to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis for head trauma. Seatbelts were not worn and alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the accident.

 

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