Eckerty Man Life-Flighted After Single Vehicle Crash Sunday

19-year old Austin Newton of Eckerty was injured when the car he was driving along Schnellville Road crashed early Sunday morning.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department say Newton was eastbound just went of Schnellville when his car traveled left of center, continued off the northside of the road, struck a culvert and then an embankment.  This happened at about 7:50 Sunday morning.

DCSD says the car came to resident in a residential yard.

Newton was first taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper before he was lifeflighted to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.  His condition is not known at this time by local authorities.

DCSD says the car Newton was driving was a total loss.  The accident remains under investigation.

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