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May 6, 2014

Greensburg man airlifted after serious collision

GREENSBURG — A Greensburg man was airlifted to St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, for life-threatening injuries sustained in a Tuesday afternoon vehicle accident at the Highway 46 and State Road 3 bypass in Greensburg near the Fairgrounds.

Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen told the Daily News that Scott Milburn, 24, was eastbound on State Road 3, making a left-hand north onto County Road 250 W., bringing him across the westbound lanes of 46.

According to witnesses, Milburn turned against a red light, and a semi-truck with a full trailer, driven by 49-year-old Catherine Gamas of Clarksville, was unable to brake in time. The semi reportedly smashed into the passenger’s side of Milburn’s Pontiac Grand Prix, totaling it and leaving Milburn unconscious with severe head trauma.

“As far as we can tell,” Allen said, “she [Gamas] had the green light.”

Decatur County Sheriff’s Department (DCSD) Deputy Eric Kramer told the Daily News that EMT’s worked to stabilize Milburn at the scene before taking him by ambulance to Decatur County Memorial Hospital, where he was immediately airlifted to Indianapolis.

DCSD lead investigator Deputy Dave Henderson said he knew from the moment he pulled up to the scene the accident was extremely serious.

“I could see that it was a severe situation,” he said.

As of press time Tuesday, Milburn was listed in critical condition at St. Vincent's of Indianapolis.

Traffic on the westbound side of 46 was briefly closed at the intersection while police investigated and cleared the scene.

In addition to the DCSD and Decatur County EMS, the Greenburg Police Department, the Greensburg Fire Department and the Indiana State Police also responded to Tuesday’s collision.

Contact: Rob Cox 812-663-3111 x7011; robert.cox@greensburgdailynews.com

 

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