Driver seriously injured in Monday morning crash identified

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department released the identity and more details regarding the investigation into a single-vehicle crash that seriously injured a Jasper man Monday morning.

According to police, they responded to the report of a vehicle accident on Jasper-Dubois Road south of Beaver Lake at about 8:26 a.m. when they arrived deputies located a 2015 Dodge Charger off the road in a cornfield. The car had flipped several times after going off the road in a curve while southbound on Jasper-Dubois Road.

Police said that car driven by Devin Haas, 21, of 460W, Jasper, went off the right side of the road for an unknown reason and then continued off the road into an embankment. When the car hit the embankment, it went airborne and began flipping end over end. It landed and then flipped several more times before coming to a stop facing southwest on its wheels.

Police estimated the Charger traveled 430 feet after it exited the roadway before it stopped.

Deputies located Haas south of the vehicle and he was somewhat responsive. Authorities think he was unrestrained at the time of the crash and was thrown from the vehicle.

Haas was taken to Memorial Hospital and then transferred by helicopter to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville for internal and head injuries.

Police said unsafe speed is considered to be a factor in the crash.

The car was considered a total loss.

Dubois Volunteer Fire Department First Responders, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a Uebelhor & Sons wrecker responded to the scene as well.

One Response to Driver seriously injured in Monday morning crash identified

  1. Mrs. Ima Ruth Green March 13, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

    This young man is incredibly fortunate to have survived such an unrestrained crash – that he was totally ejected rather than just partially may have saved him. Here’s hoping he fully recovers, slows down, and uses seat belts from here on.