• Bill Raines

One Airlifted to Methodist Hospital Following Tuesday Afternoon Accident

NEEDMORE - MAY 25, 2022 - One man was injured in a single vehicle traffic accident on State Road 37 just south of Trogden Lane on Tuesday afternoon.



The accident reported at 3:39 p.m.


The driver stated he became ill and ended up going over the embankment on the west side of State Road 37 landing in some trees and brush.



Charles Kidwell, age 54, Mitchell, Indiana was driving his 1993 Cheverolet Sierra pickup truck southbound State Road 37 when he became ill.



Kidwell was transported by IU Lifeline Ambulance Service to a nearby landing zone with Stat Flight helicopter transporting him to Methodist hospital in Indianapolis.


Kidwell suffering serious injuries as a result of the crash. Kidwell was using his seatbelt according to the accident report.




The accident being investigated by Deputy James Blackburn, Lawrence County Sheriff's Department.


Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, IU Lifeline Ambulance Service, Marshall Township, Oolitic Volunteer Fire Department, and Stat Flight Air Ambulance Service responded to the accident.

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