On Monday, April 06, 2015 at 1:14pm the Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Upper Mount Vernon Road and Tree Top Lane upon report of a vehicle crash with injuries.
Responding sheriff's deputies located a yellow 1994 Ford Mustang wrecked against a tree and down an embankment on the side of Upper Mount Vernon Road. The driver indicated that he had been traveling too fast, left the right side of the roadway, over-corrected, crossed the center of the roadway and then exited the left side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a tree before coming to rest.
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.
Evansville Police arrested 24 year old RACHAEL SCHMIDT on several charges after she fled from a car stop and crashed into a business.
Officers pulled Schmidt over near Delaware and Wabash for several moving violations around 11:30pm Wednesday. As the officers were exiting their car, Schmidt sped away. She lost control in the 2100 block of W. Delaware and crashed into a business. She was taken into custody at the crash scene. Schmidt had a BAC of .13%
Schmidt was arrested for Resisting Law Enforcement, OMVWI, Violation of her Learner's Permit, and several traffic violations.
EVANSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
MARCH 19, 2015
On Saturday, March 14, 2015 at approximately 10:34pm the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to University Parkway north of the Lloyd Expressway in reference to a motor vehicle crash with injuries. A 911 call indicated that one of the involved vehicles was on fire and that the occupants were trapped inside.
A Sheriff’s deputy working off-duty security at the University of Southern Indiana arrived on-scene at approximately 10:36pm. The deputy located two crashed vehicles in the northbound lanes of University Parkway between Middle Mt. Vernon Road and Hogue Road. The deputy utilized a fire extinguisher from his patrol vehicle to extinguish the fire and then began to render aid.
Three occupants were in a black 2007 Hyundai Tiburon and one occupant was in a maroon 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Both vehicles had suffered significant damage from an apparent head on collision.
A man was seriously injured in a wreck at Hwy 41 and Virginia around 2:25 Friday morning. The wreck happened when the man was fleeing from officers who tried to pull him over for a license plate violation.
The officer attempted to stop the suspect at the intersection of Virginia and Edgar St. The suspect sped away and ran multiple red lights as he continued eastbound on Virginia. The suspect was able to distance himself from the officer until he ran the red light at Hwy 41 and Virginia. He collided with a pickup truck that was pulling a trailer. The trailer dislodged from the truck and struck a passenger van.
The driver and passenger in the truck were uninjured. There were 7 people in the van that were taken to area hospitals for treatment. The suspect was taken to a local hospital for serious injuries. His female passenger was also injured. She has provided police with a name of the driver, but police have not been able to confirm his identity at this time.
EVANSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE
MARCH 13, 2015
Posey County –Monday afternoon at approximately 4:10, two off-duty Indiana State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on SR 66 at SR 165 that injured a Poseyville couple. Both troopers were less than one-mile from the crash site when they overhead the call on the radio.
Preliminary investigation revealed Maxine Hempfling, 80, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer westbound on SR 66 when she disregarded the stop sign at SR 165 and collided into a trailer that was being pulled through the intersection by a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The driver of the Toyota, George Whiteman, 50, of Puryear, TN, was traveling southbound on SR 165 and was in the process of turning east onto SR 66 when the collision occurred. According to Senior Trooper Kylen Compton, the driver disregarded the stop sign because she fell asleep.
Maxine and her husband, Charles Hempfling, 80, were taken to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville where they are currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries. “Everyone was wearing their seat belts, which no doubt reduced the extent of their injuries,” said Compton. Whiteman was not injured.
On March 04, 2015 at 09:47pm the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle in a creek near Mesker Park Drive and W. Diamond Avenue. A black 2002 Chevrolet Silverado being operated by Mr. Stephen Anthony Morris had been northbound on Mesker Park Dr when the driver lost control of his vehicle in snowy conditions. The vehicle struck the end of a guard rail and then a concrete culvert before coming to rest in a ditch.
Mr. Morris was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and sustained injuries to his head. Mr. Morris was transported to Deaconess Hospital via ambulance. Mr. Morris’ 16-year-old son was a passenger in the vehicle and was wearing his seatbelt. Mr. Morris’ son was not injured.
The vehicle sustained heavy damage as a result of the crash. Due to poor weather conditions at the time, the vehicle was removed from the ditch the next day.
FROM OHIO TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT - FACEBOOK PAGE:
Ohio Township Fire Department responded to two incidents within a 45 minute window today.
At 0904, Ohio Township Fire Department was dispatched to an unconscious person in a nursing home, 6 Squad 6 and 6 Squad 2 went enroute within 2 minutes.
While returning to station from the medical run, 6 Squad 6 and 6 Squad 2 arrived on scene of a motor vehicle incident with injuries; semi vs two cars at SR66 and Epworth.
Upon investigation, 6 Squad 6 found 2 vehicles with entrapment and possible hazmat situation due to a fuel leak from the Semi's on board fuel system.
6 Rescue 2 was assigned extrication on Car 1, which had two patients trapped. 6 Rescue 2 captain advised patients heavily entrapped, requested 6 Battalion 6 to start 6 Rescue 1 and NVFD's Engine 17 to assist with extrication.
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