SUBJECT: Two Seriously Injured after DUI Related Crash
RELEASE NUMBER: 2015-NR-023
CONTACT: Sgt. Matt Schnell / Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at approximately 6:07pm the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 4000 block of Old Henderson Road in reference to a crash with a vehicle on fire. Upon arrival deputies observed a 2004 Jeep Liberty that was fully engulfed in flames.
Several bystanders had stopped at the crash and assisted the female driver and two passengers. The Perry Township Fire Department responded and extinguished the vehicle fire. The driver and one of the passengers had serious injuries. AMR responded to the scene and transported all three occupants to Deaconess Hospital.
Based on evidence gathered at the scene, the vehicle appeared to have been southbound on Old Henderson Road before leaving the right side of the roadway. The vehicle then re-entered the roadway and crossed the opposing lane before leaving the left side of the roadway. The vehicle then struck a tree and caught fire.
The crash remains under investigation. Alcohol has been confirmed to have been a factor in the crash.
DRIVER: Ashley Morgan Stembridge, 22, of Evansville