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Driver in critical condition after single-vehicle crash in Jefferson Twp.

A driver is in critical condition following a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 35 in Jefferson Twp., according to deputies. 

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The vehicle crossed over the center line of U.S. 35 and slammed into a tree near the intersection with North Lutheran Church Road around 11:30 a.m., investigators said. 

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The driver was rescued from the vehicle and transported by a CareFlight medical helicopter to an area hospital in critical condition. 

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The identity of the driver was not released. 

A crash reconstruction team continues to investigate the crash and U.S. 35 remains shut down in both directions. 

Investigators said its unknown what caused the driver to go left-of-center. 

Additional details were not available. 

UPDATE @ 1:30 p.m.: 

U.S. 35 remains shut down in both directions near North Lutheran Church Road in Jefferson Twp. after a crash was first reported over two hours ago. 

A medical helicopter responded to the crash with at least one person suffering serious injuries. 

The conditions of the victim was not released by investigators on scene. 

A crash reconstruction team has responded and is investigating the crash. 

Additional details were not released. 


U.S. 35 is shut down in both directions on U.S. 35 at North Lutheran Church Road for a crash.

A medical helicopter has been asked to respond.

The crash was reported just before 11:30 a.m.

We have a crew en route, and this story will be updated as additional information becomes available. 

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