Daviess County (Elnora): The Indiana State Police is investigating an early morning homicide one mile west of Elnora.
At 5:09 A.M., a State Trooper responded to a call of a traffic accident with injuries on County Road 300 East, approximately one quarter mile south of State Road 58. While approaching the scene, the trooper was informed by two pedestrians that they saw a male with injuries walking south along CR 300E. The trooper drove south but was unable to locate a crash or the injured male. After turning around and checking the area again, the trooper discovered Aaron Michael Byers, 40, Elnora, lying along the corn field on the west side of the roadway. Byers was unresponsive.
Emergency medical personnel and first responders arrived on scene; however, were not able to revive Byers. He was pronounced as deceased by the Daviess County Coroner.
On September 3, 2014, at 3:08 p.m. Gibson County Central Dispatch received a report of an accident with injuries at US 41 and State Road 68. When emergency service crews arrived on scene it was discovered that there had been a collision intersection between a motorcycle that was traveling southbound and a minivan that was traveling eastbound.
Sgt. Bryan Ellis conducted an investigation into the crash and evidence at the scene and witness statements report that a Dark Blue 2006 Honda Motorcycle was Southbound on US 41, and failed to stop for the automated signal at US 41 and State Road 68. Upon entering the intersection the motorcycle was struck by a Blue 2005 Toyota Sienna Minivan.
Sgt. Ellis advised that the driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet and was ejected off the motorcycle. The Lifeflight mobile emergency room was dispatched to the scene, but emergency crews were unsuccessful in their attempts to resuscitate the driver of the motorcycle.
Coroner Barrett Doyle was dispatched to the scene and an autopsy is being scheduled.
The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office will not release the name of motorcycle driver, and any further information will come from the coroner.
GIBSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
This afternoon at approximately 4:55 p.m., Indiana State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on I-69 near the 40 mile-marker that killed a 21-year-old Cannelburg woman.
Preliminary investigation revealed Emily Lengacher, 21, of Cannelburg, was driving her 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt northbound on I-69 near the 40 mile-marker when the right rear tire blew out causing her to lose control. Lengacher’s vehicle entered the median, rolled several times and came to a final rest on the shoulder in the southbound lanes. Lengacher was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected during the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pike County Coroner. The southbound lanes were closed for approximately one-hour while troopers investigated this crash.
Investigating Officer: Trooper Hunter Manning, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officers: Trooper John Davis, Trooper Lucas Zeien and Trooper Brad Mull
Assisting Agencies: Pike County Sheriff’s Department and Petersburg Police
INDIANA STATE POLICE
AUGUST 29, 2014
Evansville Police are still looking for information that will help them solve the murder of 24 year old Eric Brookins.
Brookins was shot and killed early Saturday morning at the intersection of Garvin and Walnut. Despite several witnesses who have spoken to police, the identity of the gunman is still unknown.
Anyone who has information that can bring the killer to justice is asked to call EPD at 812-436-7979. You can also call the WeTip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.
EVANSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
AUGUST 18, 2014
On Saturday August 16, 2014 at 10:26 a.m. Gibson County Central Dispatch received a 911 call reporting that there had been a single vehicle accident near the intersection of State Road 165 and County Road 700 South. The Owensville-Montgomery Fire Department, Gibson County Medic 5, and Gibson County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the scene.
Lead Investigator Sgt. Bruce L. Vanoven reports that a White 2001 International School Bus was Northbound on State Road 165 when his vehicle dropped off the Eastside of the roadway. Driver 1 overcorrected crossing both lanes of traffic and struck a tree on the Westside of the roadway. Gibson County Medic 5 personnel pronounced driver 1 as deceased shortly after arriving.
Coroner Barrett Doyle is investigating the death, and an autopsy will be conducted in Vanderburgh County. Officer’s do not believe speed was a factor.
The Gibson Count Sheriff's Office will NOT release the names of anyone involved in this accident. It is our policy that once the Coroner arrives on scene he will handle those matters.
GIBSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
AUGUST 16, 2014
Evansville Police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead.
Police were called to the intersection of Garvin and Walnut at 3:23am Saturday for a report of shots fired. Additional information stated a man was lying in the street not breathing. The 1st officer arrived within one minute of the call.
The victim, who has not been publicly identified pending notification of relatives, had at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
A friend that was with the victim said someone in a passenger car yelled at them as they were riding their bikes. After a brief verbal altercation, someone in the car shot the victim. Investigators are working to identify the shooter. He was described as a black male. Initial information about the car was that is possibly a red Ford.
Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call EPD at 436-7979 or WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.
EVANSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
AUGUST 16, 2014
UPDATE 1:00 p.m. 08.16.14 - EPD has released the identity of the victim. Eric S. Brookins, 24, of Evansville suffered a gunshot wound to his upper body. He was pronounced dead at Deaconess Hospital. An autopsy is pending.
Posey County – This afternoon (August 13, 2014) at approximately 3:15, Indiana State Police and Posey County Sheriff’s Department responded to a crash on William Keck Bypass approximately ½ mile north of SR 62 that killed a Texas man.
Preliminary investigation revealed William Walker, 57, of Houston, TX, was driving his 2015 Nissan Versa southbound on William Keck Bypass before colliding head-on with a vehicle traveling northbound. Information gathered at the scene indicated that Walker was driving erratically from lane to lane before colliding head-on with a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser, driven by James Rice, 53, of Mt. Vernon. Walker was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Posey County Coroner. Rice was wearing a seat belt and was taken to Deaconess Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Both vehicles were totaled.
• William Robert Walker, 57, Houston, Texas (Family has been notified)
Investigating Officer: Trooper Brandon Deig, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officers: Master Trooper Randy Huddleston and Trooper Wes Kuykendall
Assisting Agency: Posey County Sheriff’s Department and Posey County Coroner’s Office
INDIANA STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
AUGUST 13, 2014
On August 11, 2014 at 9:15 pm the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of W. Diamond Ave. and St. Joseph Rd.
The initial investigation indicated that a white 2001 Ford Focus was crossing W. Diamond Ave from northbound St. Joseph Rd. when it was struck by a black 2004 Ford F250 traveling eastbound on W. Diamond Ave. The F250 struck the driver’s side door of the white Focus pushing it into the median. The F250 continued through the median and into the westbound lanes of W. Diamond Ave. where it came to rest.
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