Gregg Lohman Hospitalized After Weekend Crash
Published on March 4 2013 10:19 am
Last Updated on March 4 2013 10:26 am
Written by Greg Sapp
Teutopolis native Gregg Lohman, drummer for country music singer Kellie Pickler, is hospitalized in a Louisville hospital after a weekend vehicle crash.
Lohman was driving a pickup truck involved in a crash on I-65 Saturday. Reports are that a vehicle ahead of Lohman started slowing for a crash in the opposite lanes of the interstate and that caused Lohman to slow down. A semi rear-ended Lohman's pickup, causing the pickup to rear-end the vehicle ahead.
Lohman's brother-in-law, Ed Levitt, said today that black boxes have been recovered from the vehicle ahead of Lohman and from the semi. Levitt said the black boxes indicate the vehicle ahead of Lohman was traveling at less than 45MPH while the semi that struck Lohman's vehicle was traveling over 70MPH at the time of impact.
Lohman was airlifted from the crash scene to University Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. He is able to move his extremities and is responding to verbal commands. Levitt confirmed that two vertebrae were damaged in Lohman's neck, but that his spinal column is otherwise intact.
Authorities were initially unable to identify Lohman as his wallet was not on his person following the crash. His cell phone was recovered at the scene and authorities were able to use that to contact Lohman's former music instructor at Teutopolis, Craig Lindvahl, who assisted in contacting family members.
Lohman was on his way to play for another band at a performance at the time of the crash.