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Tuesday Crash South of Norris City Sends Two to Hospital by Helicopter

Sketchy details have emerged following an afternoon crash from Tuesday that occurred about a half mile north of Gossett Road on Highway 45 south of Norris City.  State Police say the accident happened at around a quarter after 3 involving a 1988 Peterbilt semi truck with a flatbed trailer attached.  The preliminary report indicates 37 year old John Hansbrough of Morganfield, KY was southbound when, for still yet unknown reasons, the truck crossed the center line and sailed off the eastside of the roadway and plowed into the tree line.  Both Hansbrough, as well as a passenger, 37 year old Stephanie Nation of Shawneetown sustained significant injuries and required they be LifeFlighted to an Evansville hospital.  Charges are pending.