SUBJECT: Motorcyclist Injured During Early Morning Crash
RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-NR-048
CONTACT: Sgt. Mark Rasure
AUTHORITY: Sheriff David Wedding
At 07:00 on July 12th, 2017 the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the intersection of St. Joseph Avenue and W Boonville-New Harmony Road due to a crash involving a motorcycle. Upon deputies’ arrival, paramedics with the Scott Township Fire Department were treating one patient with a large laceration to the upper thigh. Deputies observed that the motorcycle was positioned off the road up an embankment. The driver of the 2013 Honda CBR motorcycle was transported to the hospital by ambulance for what has now been reported as non-life threatening injuries. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The investigation at the scene revealed that the motorcycle was traveling north on St. Joseph Avenue when a black 2012 Ford Explorer entered the intersection traveling eastbound on W. Boonville New-Harmony Road. The driver of the Explorer stated that she stopped at the stop sign controlling the intersection, before continuing through the intersection after checking both ways. After the collision the driver of the Ford Explorer assisted in treating the injured motorcyclist until emergency medical personnel arrived. Pursuant to Indiana Law pertaining to drivers involved in crashes resulting in serious bodily injury, the driver of the Ford Explorer submitted to certified chemical test to be conducted by the Indiana Department of Toxicology. The crash will remain under investigation pending the toxicology results on both operators.
Driver One: Lacey Nix, 26, Evansville, IN.
Driver Two: Michael Williams, 18, Evansville, IN