Construction worker suffers life-threatening injuries after Daviess County crash, second crash injures five more

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DAVIESS COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – A construction worker was hurt after being hit by a car in Daviess County.

It happened just before 4:00 on Tuesday on I-69 on a bridge just north of U.S. 50.

Police say an SUV being driven by 22-year-old Christopher Miller, from Richmond, Indiana was driving northbound on I-69.

That’s when officials say he hit 42-year-old construction worker Christopher Mains.

Mains was thrown into the air and landed on the road.

After Miller allegedly hit Mains, he lost control of his vehicle, hitting a guardrail causing him to go airborne, coming to a stop in the southbound lane.

Emergency crews took Mains to the Daviess County Community Hospital, where he was airlifted to an Evansville Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Miller was taken to the Daviess County Community Hospital with a shoulder injury.

Police say Miller may have been under the influence of narcotics at the time of the crash.

While investigating that crash, a second accident happened because of the stopped traffic.

According to officials, 28-year-old Bloomfield man James Shumucker was driving northbound on I-69.

The first accident had traffic stopped, but Shumucker didn’t see the stopped cars and failed to stop.

Police say he hit a total of seven vehicles before coming to a stop.

A total of five people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Both accidents remain under investigation.