DATE: Sunday, December 11, 2016
SUBJECT: Overnight High Speed Crash Seriously Injures 17-year-old
RELEASE NUMBER: 2016-NR-098
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Sunday, December 11, 2016 at approximately 1:18am the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office responded to Old State Road north of Mt. Pleasant Road in reference to a single vehicle crash with injuries.
A red 2010 Chevy Camaro with heavy impact damage was found in the front yard of a residence in the 8900 block of Old State Road. A female passenger sustained serious facial injuries as a result of the crash.
Evidence at the scene indicated the Camaro had been south bound on Old State Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle in a curve, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and strike a concrete driveway curb. The vehicle became airborne before coming to rest in the front yard of a residence. Both the driver and passenger were transported by AMR ambulance to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The passenger is believed to have sustained a facial fracture.
Pursuant to state law regarding crashes involving serious bodily injury or death, the driver of the vehicle consented to a post-crash blood draw. While excessive speed appears to be a factor in the crash, the incident will remain under investigation pending toxicology results.
Alek Keith Poehlein, 18, of Evansville.
Juvenile, 17, of Evansville.