SUBJECT: Alcohol a Factor in Early Morning Crash on St. Joe Ave
RELEASE NUMBER: 2018-NR-018
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Sunday, April 15, 2018 at approximately 3:09AM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to North Saint Joseph Avenue near Glenview Drive in reference to a motor vehicle crash.
Evidence at the scene indicated the driver of a grey 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck had been north bound on N. St. Joseph Ave prior to striking a median support pole for overhead signage. After knocking down the pole, the vehicle continued north before entering a ditch on the east side of the roadway.
Another motorist traveling south on N. St. Joseph Ave in a maroon Jeep Wrangler struck part of the support framework for the overhead sign that was lying in the south bound lanes of the roadway. The driver of the Jeep was not injured.
The driver of the Dodge was transported by AMR ambulance to Deaconess Mid Town Hospital for treatment of minor injury. Alcohol appears to have been a factor in the initial crash, which will remain under investigation pending toxicology results.
Northbound and southbound lanes of St. Joseph Ave were blocked for over an hour while crash debris was removed.
Travis Allen Brummitt, 22, of Evansville.
Pictured above: Crash scene on N. St. Joseph Ave.