SUBJECT: Crash on SR-57 Sends Driver to Hospital with Serious Injuries
RELEASE NUMBER: 2020-NR-045
CONTACT: Col. Noah Robinson / Sgt. Thad Zuber
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Monday, August 10, 2020 at approximately 2:48 PM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, Scott Township Fire Department and McCutchanville Fire Department responded to a traffic crash involving serious bodily injury at the intersection of SR-57 and Baumgart Road.
The crash involved a blue 1997 Jeep Wrangler SUV and a yellow 2007 Mack tri-axle dump truck. A preliminary investigation indicated the Jeep was driving erratically while traveling north on SR-57 from Highway 41 before entering oncoming traffic. The Jeep collided with the Mack truck, which was travelling south on SR-57.
The driver of the jeep was unconscious and transported to an area hospital by ambulance. The driver of the Mack truck reported no injuries.
Pursuant to state law regarding crashes involving serious bodily injury or death, both drivers were subject to a post-crash blood draw. The crash will remain under investigation pending toxicology results.
Pictured above: Scott Township Fire Department firefighters at the scene of the crash on SR-57 near Baumgart Road.