Ripley County Sheriff's Office deputies investigated two crashes in as many days, according to two RCSO press releases.
On June 10, about 6:13 p.m., Deputy Adam Hunger responded to the area of 3702 W. U.S. 50 for a single-vehicle accident.
Cheyenne Claire, 28, North Vernon, was eastbound on U.S. 50 in a 2006 Pontiac G6. She stated she fell asleep, ran off the road and hit a culvert, causing the vehicle to flip. It came to rest on its top.
Claire was able to exit the car, but her passenger, Robert Waltermire, Scipio, had to be extricated. The driver was transported to Margaret Mary Health, and the passenger was flown by Air Methods to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
The Indiana State Police, Holton Police Department, Versailles Police Department, Osgood Police Department, Holton Fire Department, Versailles Fire Department and Ripley County EMS also assisted at the scene.
The following day about 12:55 p.m., Ripley County Communications received a report of a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 421 near the intersection with County Road 600 S., south of Versailles.
Brian Tucker, 37, Butlerville, reported he was traveling north on U.S. 421, and Leon Watters, 82, Muncie, was traveling south when Watters drove left of center. Tucker then went left of center to avoid a collision. However, the other driver corrected right of center, striking Tucker's vehicle head on.
Tucker was transported to the hospital by ambulance for apparent nonlife-threatening injuries. Watters, who was unable to provide a statement at the scene, was transported by Air Methods to the University of Louisville Hospital.
The road was closed for 1.5 hours for cleanup.
RCSO Cpl. Rob Bradley was the investigating officer. He was assisted by RCSO Lt. Randy Holt and Versailles Marshal Joe Mann.
The Versailles Fire Department, New Marion Fire Department and Ripley County EMS/paramedic also assisted at the scene.