SUBJECT: Crash on Broadway Ave Injures Two
RELEASE NUMBER: 2018-NR-012
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson / Sgt. Luke Freiberger
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Sunday, February 25, 2018 at approximately 3:05 PM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and Perry Township Fire Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Broadway Avenue west of Franklin Road.
Upon arrival, firefighters and sheriff’s deputies located a black colored 1990’s model S-10 pickup truck that had run off the roadway and traveled down an embankment. The truck appeared to have struck multiple trees prior to becoming wedged between two trees. Deputies observed a glass “bong” lying just outside of the driver’s door along with several beer cans strewn throughout the scene.
The driver appeared to be in and out of consciousness. The passenger of the vehicle reported only minor pain, but did suffer a small cut to his head. Both occupants were transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital for medical treatment.
Deputies later spoke to both the driver and passenger, who reported that prior to the crash a skunk had entered the path of truck. The driver reportedly swerved to avoid a collision, crossed into the oncoming lane, and then left the roadway. The driver also admitted to having smoked marijuana earlier in the day.
Pursuant to state law regarding crashes involving serious bodily injury or death, the driver consented to a post-crash blood draw. The crash will remain under investigation pending toxicology results.
Shown above: Crash scene on Broadway Avenue