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Driver loses finger in crash

Driver loses finger in crash
Driver loses finger in crash
Firefighters prepare to help remove a Mitsubishi Mirage early Thursday afternoon after it struck an embankment, went airborne and clipped the top of a Saturn Aura that was stopped in a driveway along U.S. 150 near Gettelfinger Road east of Palmyra. Photo by J.C. Lyell

A Paoli woman lost a finger on her right hand as the result of a crash last Thursday morning on U.S. 150 east of Palmyra.

Teresa Lane, 45, was driving a 2019 maroon Mitsubishi Mirage westbound toward Gettelfinger Road. A passenger in the vehicle, David Lane, 49, told police he was almost asleep when the car hit an embankment after leaving the road. Lane’s car became airborne after striking the embankment.

The car struck a 2008 silver Saturn Aura. Robert Johnson, 75, of Palmyra, was in the driver’s seat. He was sitting in his driveway, waiting to turn onto the highway.
Lane’s Mitsubishi struck Johnson’s car high on the driver’s side and continued over the vehicle, overturning and coming to rest in the yard.

According to a crash by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept., Johnson was dazed following the crash. Both he and Lane were transported to hospitals for treatment. All occupants were wearing seat belts, according to the report.