On Wednesday (8/30/17), at approximately 11:00 am, the Indiana State Police responded to a two vehicle head on crash on US 50 in Versailles that led to three people being transported to area hospitals for treatment of their injuries.
The initial investigation by Trooper Kyle Black indicated that a gold 1998 Nissan passenger car, being driven by Gary Gibbs, age 37, Greensburg, IN was traveling eastbound on US 50 near Gas Light Drive. For an unknown reason Gibbs’ vehicle crossed the centerline into the path of a westbound 2010 Toyota Prius, being driven by Sally Houzanme, age 42, Tell City, IN. The vehicles collided head on in the westbound lane of US 50.
Gibbs and a passenger in his vehicle, Rhonda Hanley, age 30, Greensburg, IN were both transported to Margaret Mary Hospital, Batesville, IN where they were treated and released with minor injuries. Houzanme was initially entrapped in her vehicle before being extricated by the Versailles Fire Department. She was then flown to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Her condition is unknown at this time.
While at Margaret Mary Hospital, Gibbs submitted to a blood test for intoxication as required by law for persons involved in a serious personal injury crash. The test results are pending at this time.
US 50 was closed for approximately one hour for crash investigation and cleanup.
The investigation is ongoing.
Trp. Black was assisted by other troopers for the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post, the Versailles Fire Department, Ripley County EMS, and Stat Flight Medical Helicopter.