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Driver Critically Injured in Car Crash on I-70

A driver suffered life-threatening injuries after a one-car accident on westbound Interstate 70 late Thursday morning in Putnam County.

Indiana State Police are investigating the crash, which took place near the 42-mile marker about 11:07 a.m. and sent a Jeffersonville man to an Indianapolis hospital, said ISP Sgt. Matt Ames.

Preliminary investigation indicates Martin Samourian, 55, of Jeffersonville, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Corvette west on I-70 and traveling at excessive speeds. Witnesses said he was weaving in and out of traffic recklessly, according to ISP.

Witnesses also said while Samourian was attempting to pass another vehicle when he traveled into the grassy median of I-70, where he lost control of his vehicle. The car then traveled back across both lanes of I-70 westbound, striking a guardrail on the north side.

The vehicle was then thrown back onto the interstate, spinning uncontrollably several times, before coming to a stop in the middle of the highway.

Samourian, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. He was taken by air ambulance to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis with life-threatening injuries. He was listed in critical condition Thursday afternoon. 

The crash remains under investigation pending toxicology results and reconstruction.

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source: Batesville Herald Tribune