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Roadblock planned for injured firefighter

There will be a roadblock this weekend for a Harrison Township volunteer firefighter who was seriously injured Friday in a crash.
Steve Bagby Jr., 32, of Corydon, suffered a traumatic brain injury, a broken back and numerous other broken bones in a single-vehicle crash at 1:15 a.m. Friday on Corydon Ridge Road near Big Indian Road.
According to a report by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept., Bagby was traveling east on Corydon Ridge Road when his 2003 Chevrolet Trail Blazer ran off the north side of the road and struck a tree head-on.
Bagby, who was wearing a seat belt, was trapped in the vehicle, requiring extrication. The vehicle’s air bag did not deploy, according to the report.
After being removed from the vehicle, Bagby was taken by ambulance to a medical helicopter and transported to University Hospital in Louisville.
Jon Saulman, chief of the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Dept., said Bagby has been a firefighter for the department for seven years.
According to another source, Bagby was on his way to work at Jeffboat in Jeffersonville when the crash occurred.
Fellow firefighter Randy Fessel is organizing the roadblock for Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Locations will be at the intersection of state roads 135 and 337 in Corydon and, Fessel hopes, in New Salisbury and Palmyra.
Also, a Go Fund Me account has been established for Bagby. On the page is a picture of Bagby with his baby. A message says: ‘… Steve has volunteered as a firefighter in Corydon, IN for several years, giving up his free time to help protect his neighbors and is now needing support with bills and medical costs. Steve has always been there for us and now he needs our assistance. Please join us by giving what you can to help make a difference in Steve’s road to recovery. Steve and his wife Angie are good people that I know will be thankful if we can reach this goal.’
To make a donation, go to https://www.gofundme.com/2ddyt69w.

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