Police say reckless driving led to I-70 crash, driver airlifted with life-threatening injuries

Witnesses say the driver lost control of his Chevy Corvette while he was trying to pass another car and went into a grassy area, and then back across both lanes of I-70 hitting the guard rail.

Posted: Mar 28, 2019 4:10 PM
Updated: Mar 29, 2019 12:21 PM

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A Jeffersonville, Indiana man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a single vehicle crash on Interstate 70.

It happened on Thursday morning around 11:00 in Putnam County, near the 42-mile marker.

Witnesses told police 55-year-old Martin Samourian was heading westbound, weaving in and out of traffic at high speeds.

Witnesses say Samourian lost control of his Chevy Corvette while he was trying to pass another car and went into a grassy area, and then back across both lanes of I-70 hitting the guard rail.

After that, he went back onto 70, spinning several times uncontrollably before coming to a stop in the middle of the interstate.

Police say he was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from his car.

Samourian was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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