SPRINGVILLE – A Springville man died after being injured in a traffic accident on Wednesday, September 22 at the intersection of Washboard Road and State Road 37.
Olin (Darrean) Mitchell, 19, passed away Tuesday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis from a head injury he suffered during the accident. Darrean was an organ donor.
According to police Darrean was driving west on Washboard Road in a 2006 Ford Mustang. He drove his Mustang into the path of a 2001 Buick LeSabre driven by 22-year-old Emily F. Banks, of Oolitic. Emily was traveling south on State Road 37.
Emily’s vehicle struck Darrean’s vehicle in a T-bone collision sending Darrean’s vehicle rolling four or five times before coming to rest over the embankment on the west side of the highway. Emily was ejected from her vehicle.
Darrean had to be freed from the wreckage.
Both drivers were transported by ambulance to local hospitals for treatment. Darrean was then transferred to the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Indiana State Police deconstruction units responded to assist the Lawrence County Police Department in investigating the accident.
Assisting at the scene were Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, off duty Bedford Police officer, Bedford Fire Department, Marshall Township Volunteer Fire Department, IU Health Lifeline Ambulance, and Seals Ambulance Service.