SUBJECT: Woman Killed in High Speed Crash on N. St. Joe Ave
RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-NR-043
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 4:10 PM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff Office responded to an injury crash at the intersection of North Saint Joseph Avenue and Mohr Road.
The first sheriff’s deputy arrived on scene five minutes after the initial 911 call and found a female driver trapped inside a light blue 2007 Ford Taurus sedan. The sedan was destroyed during the crash, having flipped onto its top in a field approximately fifty yards southeast of the intersection. The second vehicle involved in the crash was a gray 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck, which sustained severe damage to the front and passenger side.
The German Township Fire Department, McCutchanville Fire Department, St. Vincent LifeFlight Air Transport and AMR all responded to the scene and attempted life saving measures on the female driver. The female was extricated from the sedan but died at the scene.
A preliminary investigation revealed the sedan had been traveling east on Mohr Road at a high rate of speed. The sedan entered the intersection without stopping at the stop sign at N. St. Joseph Avenue and then collided with a southbound pickup truck. The pickup truck was driven by Mr. Jacob R. Kluesner, 28, of Evansville. Mr. Kluesner sustatined a head injury and was transported by ambulance to a local emergency room.
Pursuant to state law regarding crashes involving serious bodily injury or death, the driver of the pickup truck consented to post-accident blood draw. The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office will identify the deceased. The crash will remain under investigation pending a crash scene reconstruction as well as toxicology results on both operators.
Pictured above: Crash scene on N. St. Joseph Ave.