SUBJECT: Injury Crash on Posey County Line Rd.
RELEASE NUMBER: 2014-NR-111
CONTACT: Sgt. Ben Justice / Sgt. Matt Corn
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Sunday, December 28th, 2014 at 10:03 PM, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3730 S. Posey County Line Rd. in reference to a motor vehicle crash with injuries Upon arrival, deputies located two vehicles, a passenger car and a sport utility vehicle, with heavy front end damage. The preliminary crash investigation concluded that the sport utility vehicle was South on Posey County Line Rd, while the passenger car was headed North. Both vehicles simultaneously crested the hill at 3730 S Posey County Line Rd. and collided head-on. Air bags deployed in both vehicles.
The Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene along with deputies. The driver and three passengers in the sport utility vehicle were juveniles. All of the juveniles were transported to Deaconess Hospital via AMR with complaints of pain. The driver of the passenger car had to be extricated from the driver’s seat. Once the driver was extricated he was transported to Deaconess Hospital via AMR. It was later determined that the driver had fractures in both femurs. The crash resulted in no life-threatening injuries.
The roadway was closed for approximately two hours. Toxicology tests were later performed on both drivers at Deaconess Hospital in accordance with state law and sheriff’s office policy. The results of the toxicology tests are pending, however, alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be a factor in the crash.
Juvenile Male, 16, Evansville, IN
David Schonabaum, 22, Evansville, IN