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January 4, 2014

Five injured, one arrested in Friday morning crash

CANNELBURG — A head on collision this morning in Daviess County left five people injured and one driver behind bars.

An investigation revealed that at about 8:30 A.M., Hsa Moo Thaw, 32, Washington, was traveling eastbound on US 50 in a 1999 Toyota four-door.

While eastbound and near CR 1200 E., Thaw decided to pass a tractor-trailer in his lane. Due to the slick road conditions and what investigators believe to be an unsafe speed, Thaw lost control of the Toyota and slid, head on, into a 1996 Ford F-150, driven by John E. McPherson, 44, Shoals.

McPherson had to be extricated from his truck. He was airlifted from the scene and taken to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He is listed in critical condition after suffering a fractured pelvis, leg and nose.

Four occupants in the Toyota were injured, sustaining injuries ranging from a broken back to abdominal abrasions.

Further investigation, Thaw was found to be operating while intoxicated, having a blood alcohol content of .21 percent. He was lodged in the Daviess County Security Center.

Thaw was not injured in the crash.

State Police was assisted at the scene by the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department.

Also injured was Hsee Wawah, 42 and three juveniles. Thaw also faces charges of Operating While Intoxicated, Causing Serious Injury; D-Felony; three counts, Operating While Intoxicated with Minor Passengers in the Vehicle; D-Felony; three counts, Neglect of a Dependant; C-Felony; two counts, Driving While Suspended – prior, Causing Serious Injury; D-Felony; three counts, Reckless Driving; A-Misdemeanor

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