A two vehicle accident on the Dieterich Blacktop Wednesday sent both drivers to the hospital. The accident occurred at 5:19pm approximately 2 miles south of Dieterich. 63-year-old Carolyn Tharp of Carlyle was traveling northbound when she drove across the center line and struck a southbound traveling vehicle driven by 43-year-old Melissa Lybarger of Newton.
Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles and were transported to St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital with what are being called serious injuries. There were no passengers in either vehicle.
Tharp was ticketed for improper lane usage.