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Former Aces standout, WVC sophomore Carpenter involved in single car crash

February 22, 2019

For those who were unaware, Wabash Valley College sophomore and Mount Carmel native Justin Carpenter was involved in a single car crash this morning and was airlifted to Evansville.

Wabash Valley head coach Mike Carpenter provided this update on Carpenter with the permission of Carpenter and his family:

Warrior Fans: With the permission of Justin Carpenter and his family, I wanted to give you an update, and to eliminate any rumors and gossip floating around on Social Media.

Justin was involved in a serious 1 car accident this morning, and airlifted to Evansville, with non-life threatening injuries. The Doctors just informed his Mother that there are no broken bones, but he does have some bruising and cuts. He is alert and awake.They are going to do some MRI’s now, as precaution, and he could be released later tonight. Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers.Justin WAS wearing his seat belt, which likely saved his life.Thank you,Mike CarpenterAthletic Director Head Basketball Coach Wabash Valley CollegeMount Carmel Police Department issued the following statement about the accident:On Feb. 22, at approximately 10:37 a.m., Mount Carmel Police responded to a single vehicle collision on N 1550 Blvd., aka Poor Farm Road, just west of Park Road. MCPD arrived on scene and found a black Toyota Camry flipped on top of it’s roof in the wooded area south of the roadway. The driver, Justin L. Carpenter, 20, of Palestine, was found entrapped inside the vehicle. Carpenter reported losing control of the vehicle while traveling westbound. Wabash General Ambulance Service along with Mount Carmel Fire Department arrived on scene. Emergency units were able to free Carpenter from the vehicle where he was transported by ambulance to the Wabash General Hospital. Stat Flight later arrived for air transport to St. Vincent Hospital. Also assisting at the scene were units from the Illinois State Police and the Wabash County Sheriff’s Office. Mount Carmel Public Utility employees were nearby and also assisted the incident.