SUBJECT: Driver Hospitalized after Crash on Old State Road
RELEASE NUMBER: 2020-NR-070
CONTACT: Colonel Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Friday, November 13, 2020 at approximately 7:28 AM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and the Scott Township Fire Department responded to Old State Road north of E. Boonville New Harmony Road in reference to a single vehicle accident with reported injuries.
Sheriff’s deputies and fire personnel found a silver 2010 Mercedes SUV wrecked off the side of the road. The vehicle had struck a tree and sustained front end damage. The driver was unresponsive, but showed signs of life. An ambulance transported the driver to a local hospital. There were no other occupants in the vehicle besides the driver.
A preliminary investigation indicated that the Mercedes had been traveling south on Old State Road prior to the crash. For unknown reasons the vehicle crossed the center line, exited the east side of the roadway south of Ridgeview Drive and subsequently struck a large tree. The crash is still under under investigation at this time.