One Injured in Head-on Crash Following Mechanical Failure

An accident near Dubois on Friday afternoon resulted in one person being injured.

Dubois County Sheriff’s deputies say 25-year-old Karina Sanchez of Indianapolis was southbound along State Road 545 just south of State Road 56 just after 3:45 pm on Friday when police say her vehicle might have suffered a mechanical failure in the front suspension or steering.

Sanchez’s vehicle went left of center, where she collided offset head-on with a vehicle driven by 39-year-old Misty Tharp of Shoals, who was northbound on State Road 545.

Tharp complained of wrist pain and was taken to Memorial Hospital for treatment. Sanchez was not injured, but was cited for driving left of center. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash.

Dubois First Responders, Memorial Hospital EMS, and wreckers from Sternberg’s and Ruxer’s assisted at the scene.