HOPE — A head-on collision that sent both drivers to the emergency room also shut down State Road 9 north of Hope for more than two hours.
Charles Joshua Campfield, 24, of Hope suffered injuries to his right arm during the 7:30 p.m. Sunday crash north of Grand Street. The other driver, identified as David Day, 30, of Shelbyville was treated for an injury to his right hip.
Campfield’s southbound 2000 sedan was just entering the Hope town limits when he saw Day’s northbound pickup truck drift into his lane, according to a news release from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.
Although the Hope man swerved left to avoid impact, Day also maneuvered his yellow 2002 Ford Ranger back into the same lane just before impact, the release stated.
Investigators determined alcohol was not a factor in the collision, according to the release. However, the accident remains under investigation.
Following the crash, both vehicles remained on the highway while an accident reconstructionist was brought in. That kept both lanes of State Road 9 closed until about 10 p.m., the release stated.