Jasper Councilman Tom Schmidt; Wife Carol Escape Serious Injury In Fatal Crash

crash carA Bloomington man was killed in a Tuesday night crash… a crash that Jasper City Councilman Tom Schmidt and his wife Carol escaped serious injury.

Schmidt tells NewsNow Dubois County that he went to assist 35-year old Eric Lach shortly after the accident happened at about 6:30 Tuesday evening along Indiana 45 near Sanford about six miles west of Bloomington, but he says Lach had suffered what he calls extensive injuries.

Police say Lach was northbound when his car (pictured) went left of center and struck the driver’s side front Schmidt’s SUV.

Lach’s car continued north in the southbound lanes where it collided with a pickup truck.

The 74-year old Schmidt and his 72-year old wife were taken by private vehicle to the Bloomington hospital.  Schmidt says he suffered a bruise on his leg when it hit the emergency brake pedal in his SUV. He also suffered only a minor cut to his leg as well.

The pickup’s driver was not hurt, in fact, Schmidt says he sat in the Schmidt’s vehicle to keep warm while police conducted their investigation.

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