Aircare Called To Ripley Co. Crash

Posted On July 25, 2012

(Versailles, Ind.) – An SUV crashed while doing 60 MPH on a country road in Ripley County Tuesday.


The single-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of County Road 250 South and County Road 300 West in the Versailles area, Ripley County Sheriff Tom Grills said.


A 2000 Ford Expedition driven by Ethan Lawburgh, of Holton, had been traveling eastbound on County Road 250 South at a high rate of speed. The SUV came over a hill and nose dived into the pavement on the other side. The vehicle then went off the roadway, through a fence, and rolled into a pasture where is struck a wooden shed. It went through through the fence again before stopping on an embankment.


Lawburgh, 18, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was ejected from the vehicle.  When EMTs arrived he complained of chest and shoulder pain.


Passenger Megan Moore, 20, of Versailles, was wearing her seat belt and was not ejected from the vehicle. Moore suffered a broken collar bone and other non-life threatening injures.


Both Lawburgh and Moore were transported to University Hospital in Cincinnati by aircare.


The crash remains under investigation by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office.


Deputies were assisted at the scene by Holton Town Marshal Bob Curl, Ripley County Medics, Versailles Fire and Versailles truck 61, Rescue 30 and Kings Daughter Medic and Ambulance.


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