Police credit airbags for saving lives in early morning crash

It happened just before 9:30 a.m. on State Road 54, just west of Dugger, Indiana.

Posted: Oct 2, 2017 8:07 PM
Updated: Oct 2, 2017 8:07 PM

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Police are crediting airbags for saving lives in an early morning crash.

It happened Saturday, just before 9:30, on State Road 54, just west of Dugger, Indiana.

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says a white Jeep Cherokee was going eastbound. Officials say witnesses told them the vehicle started weaving as it came to the intersection of County Road 50 South.

Witnesses say the driver may have been tired.

Officials say as the Jeep neared CR 50, the driver suddenly turned east, causing a head-on collision with a pickup truck going westbound.

Officials say the driver of the Jeep, Charles Fisher, Dugger, received lacerations and complained of chest pain. Officials say he was cited for driving left of center. 

Police say the driver of the pickup truck, Ross Deschamp, and passenger, Dawn Deschamp, both of Jasonville, received contusions and lacerations. Police say Dawn Deschamp also appeared to have a hand and leg injury.

All three individuals were taken to Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Officials say there were no life-threatening injuries. 

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