(BEDFORD) – Just before 1:30 am, a 2014 red Chevrolet 4-door truck was seen driving southbound on State Road 37, south of Bedford, approaching Riverview Add Road.
Witnesses told troopers the vehicle passed them (at what was estimated to be over 100 mph), on the right shoulder, drifting off the roadway and sliding sideways through the grass for several hundred feet, before impacting the end of a guardrail near the Hubler car dealership.
The investigation revealed the vehicle was airborne for approximately 130 feet, knocking over a large highway road sign and breaking tree limbs over 20 feet off the ground, before landing in a ditch where it sheared off several 10 foot trees, coming to rest in a deep ravine.
The driver was found inside the vehicle, on the floorboards, partially entrapped and barely conscious.
Marion Township Volunteer Firefighters utilized jaws of life to extract the driver. He was then transported by Life Flight Helicopter to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
The driver was identified as Kyle R. Ollis, 30, of Bedford. An OWI investigation is ongoing.
Trooper Samuel Wagner is the investigating officer. Trooper Chance Humphrey and Officer Shaun Cabral of Mitchell PD assisted at the scene.