SUBJECT: Multiple Vehicle Crash on Diamond Ave Sends Three to Hospital
RELEASE NUMBER: 2019-NR-022
CONTACT: Major Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a multiple vehicle crash with injuries that occurred early this afternoon in western Vanderburgh County.
On Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12:27 PM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and German Township Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of Diamond Avenue (State Road 66) and Big Cynthiana Road (State Road 65). A crash investigation determined that a 2009 Pontiac G6 had been traveling west on Diamond Avenue before entering the intersection under a red light. The Pontiac then struck a 2012 Chevrolet Colorado, which had been attempting to turn north onto Big Cynthiana Road from eastbound Diamond Avenue. The impact caused the Chevrolet to roll onto the driver’s side and strike a stationary tractor-trailer in the southbound lane of Big Cynthiana Road.
The driver and passenger of the Pontiac were transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters. Once removed from the vehicle, the driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the Chevrolet was treated on-scene by firefighter EMTs and paramedics prior to transport to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was uninjured.
Pursuant to Indiana state law regarding motor vehicle collisions involving serious bodily injury or death, all three drivers consented to toxicology screening to be completed by the Indiana Department of Toxicology. The investigation will remain open pending the official toxicology results, although drugs or alcohol are not believed at this time to have played a role in the crash.
Pictured above: Crash scene at SR 66 and SR 65.