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Fillmore couple airlifted after crash

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Officers, firefighters and medics respond to the scene of a single-car accident, with serious injury, Friday evening near Fillmore. Two patients were transported, via Life Line helicopter, to Indianapolis hospitals.
Two people were airlifted Friday night from a car accident that ended on a set of railroad tracks near Fillmore.

Police and firefighters were called to the scene of a single-car accident at around 5:40 p.m. near the intersection of CR 400 East and CR 75 North (Right-of-Way Road).

Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy Gregg Slover arrived on the scene to find 34-year-old Sonya Benassi, Fillmore, and her passenger, Tracy Benassi, age unknown, still inside the couple's 1996 Chevrolet Camaro and sitting on the railroad tracks. It didn't appear the car had rolled over.

Slover said he did not know why the couple's car left the roadway and slid down the embankment to the tracks below because there were no skid marks or other visible signs of a cause.

The husband and wife were alert but confused when medics from Life Line helicopter airlifted them from the scene, Slover said.

Officers believe the Benassis were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.

It was unclear what types of injuries they may have sustained.

Slover said he thought the couple was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital, but he did not know the name as of presstime Friday.

Assisting at the scene included Fillmore Fire, Operation Life and a DNR Conservation Officer. Deputies Dough Nally and Joe Tesmer also responded.

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I witnessed this crash as it happened. i was the one who called 911. This car was doing at least 80mph, it swerved off the road and ramped off the bridge like the dukes of hazzard. they cleared 50 feet easily. i thought they were dead for sure. It was something you only see in the movies only faster.

-- Posted by jamesb69 on Mon, Oct 15, 2007, at 10:48 AM

I knew the Benassi family back when I was in high school but haven't kept in touch since 92. God bless the children and Denzil and family. I hate to hear of this tragic accident. My thoughts are with your family.

An old friend from the past.

-- Posted by catlover19732003 on Sun, Oct 28, 2007, at 1:56 AM

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