Candidate helps foe after crash

November 2, 2010

A candidate for Henry County Council came across an automobile accident Monday night, jumped out to help and discovered that one of victims was his political opponent. Republican Steve Dugger was driving on State Road 38 in Henry County about 8:30 p.m. after a day of campaigning when he stopped at an accident scene. He ran to a car in a ditch to see if anyone was injured and found his opponent, Democrat Steve Holmes. Holmes was not seriously injured, so Dugger turned his attention to the other car. A victim from that vehicle was flown to an Indianapolis hospital. Witnesses say Holmes may have hit the other car head-on while attempting to pass.