Pike County – Monday morning, April 9, at approximately 7:10 a.m., Indiana State Police responded to a head-on crash on S.R. 64 at S.R. 257 that injured both drivers.
Preliminary investigation revealed Jeffrey Kline, 51, of Ferdinand, was driving his 2003 Ford two-door passenger car westbound on S.R. 64 when for no apparent reason drove left of center and into the path of a 2000 Freightliner tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Carl J. Boswell, 50, of Utica, KY, attempted to avoid the collision, but was unsuccessful. Boswell was transported to Deaconess Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Kline had to be extricated from his vehicle and then airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville where he is currently being treated for serious injuries. S.R. 64 was closed for approximately two hours while troopers investigated the crash.
The investigation is continuing.
Investigating Officer: Trooper Ryan Conrad, Indiana State Police
Assisting Agency: Pike County Sheriff’s Office