A Mooresville man is in critical condition after a crash that shut down County Road 144 for four hours early Saturday morning in Bargersville.
Dustin Barrett, 20, was driving east on County Road 144 at County Road 625W when his vehicle went off the east side of the road and hit a tree about 4:50 a.m. Barrett’s sport-utility vehicle then flipped onto the driver’s side and slid back across the road, stopping between the road and a yard on the west side of County Road 144, Bargersville Police Department Patrolman William Johnson said.
Police are still investigating the cause of the accident, but Barrett’s two passengers, Kenneth Fulbright, 20, of Indianapolis, and Chad Ballard, 18, of Camby, said speed was a factor, Johnson said.
Police don’t know how fast the vehicle was going, but the posted speed limit at the crash site is 45 m.p.h., Johnson said.
Barrett was taken by medical helicopter to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Johnson said. He was in critical condition Sunday morning, a hospital spokesperson said.
Fulbright was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital, where he was treated and released, the spokesperson said.
Ballard was taken to Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis where he was treated and released, a hospital spokesperson said.
County Road 144 was shut down until about 9:15 a.m. because of the accident investigation. No homes were damaged in the crash, Johnson said.