GEORGETOWN, Ind. (WHAS11) – A passenger suffered life-threatening injuries after a single-vehicle crash on I-64 Saturday afternoon.
The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department says a Volkswagen driven by 28-year-old Jesse Crawford of New Albany was traveling at a high rate of speed near the 121 mile marker heading east.
They say for some unknown reason, his vehicle left the roadway to the right, colliding with a rock embankment.
Doug R. Henderson, 28, of Jeffersonville, Ind. was the passenger in the vehicle. He was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered life-threatening injuries.
Sherriff Darrell Mills said that Henderson was drifting in and out of consciousness before the crash. At the time of the accident, Crawford was speeding to get Henderson to the hospital, became distracted by the passenger's condition and ran off the road.
Crawford was also not wearing a seatbelt and suffered life-threatening injuries.
Police say that alcohol is believed not to be a factor but drug testing is pending.
I-64 was shutdown and later reopened just after 6:30 p.m.