SUBJECT: Four Car Crash on Lloyd Hospitalizes One
RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-NR-031
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robison / Sgt. Rob Clark
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at approximately 8:30 AM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of the Lloyd Expressway west of the intersection at South Red Bank Road upon report of a motor vehicle crash involving injury.
On scene investigation and witness statements indicated that a silver Cadillac operated by Mr. Michael McCraw had been travelling east on the Lloyd Expressway prior to colliding with the rear of a black Toyota that was stopped in line at the traffic signal. The impact forced the Toyota (driven by Mr. Jonathan Wambach) into a grey Ford, which was in turn pushed into a grey Kia.
The Perry Township Fire Department and AMR arrived to assist with the injured drivers. Mr. McCraw and Mr. Wambach were transported to Deaconess Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Mr. Wambach was admitted to the hospital with serious and potentially life-threatening injuries.
Pursuant to state law regarding crashes involving serious bodily injury or death, the drivers consented to post-accident blood draws. The investigation will remain open pending a full crash reconstruction and toxicology results.
A preliminary factor in the crash has been identified as driver distraction.
Michael McCraw, 36, of Princeton. Treated and released.
Jonathan Wambach, 52, of Evansville. Treated and admitted.
Brandon Baker, 36, of Evansville.
Connie Grigsby, 52, of Evansville.