On Thursday, December 11, 2014 at approximately 7:20 pm, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash at the intersection of US Hwy 41 and Mt. Pleasant Road involving a white Toyota Avalon and a semi tractor-trailer. When deputies arrived on scene they found two people deceased in the Toyota.
A preliminary investigation indicated the semi truck was beginning movement southbound on US 41 at Mt. Pleasant Road when a white Toyota struck the rear of the trailer. The Toyota appeared to have been traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the impact. The impact crushed the Toyota into the rear of the trailer. Both vehicles came to rest just south of the intersection.
On Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 1:11pm the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to State Road 65 (also known as Big Cynthiana Road) and Nisbet Road in reference to a single vehicle motorcycle crash.
On scene investigation revealed that a 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle had been traveling north on SR 65 just north of Nisbet Road before leaving the roadway. The motorcycle traveled off of the right side of the roadway and into a ditch. The rider was ejected from the motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries. The rider was not wearing a helmet.
The Vanderburgh County Corner’s Office and Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to have been a factor in the crash.
Driver #1 (Deceased):
Curtis R. Skelton, 54, of Elberfeld, IN
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release
November 29, 2014
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a tree stand accident that happened this morning in South Eastern Spencer County.
Spencer County Dispatch received a call at 7:09 am Eastern time advising a subject had fallen from a tree stand while deer hunting and was in need medical assistance. Responders located Brian Meunier (35) of Lamar Indiana lying at the base of his tree stand complaining of back pain. Meunier advised he was standing on the top step turning around to sit in his stand and slipped and fell approximately 11 feet to the ground. There was a layer of frost on the steps of the wooden stand that was a contributing factor as well as the fact Meunier was not wearing any type of safety harness.
On Saturday, November 22, 2014 at approximately 1:40 am, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Seven Hills Road near Old State Road 57 upon report of an accident with injury. Scott Township Fire Department arrived and advised they would need to extricate the driver from the vehicle.
On scene investigation determined that a 2000 Nissan passenger car had been eastbound in the 4700 block of Seven Hills Road when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle struck an embankment and then a tree and came to rest on the driver’s side. The driver was the only occupant in the vehicle. Seven Hills Road was closed to traffic for approximately two hours.
Dubois County: A rollover crash this afternoon east of Huntingburg claimed the life of a Birdseye Woman.
Around 2:08 this afternoon, Reva N. Enlow, 26, Birdseye, was traveling eastbound on State Road 64, when the passenger side wheels of the silver 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee she was driving left the south side of the roadway. Enlow attempted to correct the vehicle by driving back onto the roadway; however, cut the wheels too sharp, causing the vehicle to spin. The Jeep traveled sideways off of the north side of the roadway and rolled, coming to rest upside down, on the edge of a cornfield.
This evening (November 3, 2014) at approximately 7:05, Indiana State Police and Warrick County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash with injury on SR 161 at I-64 involving a pickup truck and a combine.
Preliminary investigation revealed Christopher Tuley, 37, of Dale, was operating a combine southbound on SR 161 at the I-64 overpass. James Hargis, 50, of Dale, was driving his 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck southbound on SR 161 and for unknown reasons drove into the rear of the combine. Hargis was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville where he is currently being treated for a non-life threatening head injury. The driver of the combine was not injured.
SR 161 was closed for nearly two-hours while the combine was removed from the guardrail.
Vanderburgh County – This afternoon (November, 3, 2014) at approximately 1:15, a suspected impaired driver disregarded a traffic signal at US 41 at Baseline Road and injured an Evansville woman.
Preliminary investigation revealed Reinaldo D. Castro, 34, of Tampa, FL, was driving a 2015 Nissan Altima northbound US 41 when he disregarded a red traffic signal and collided into a 2008 Nissan that was traveling westbound on Baseline Road. The driver, Sandi Hillenbrand, 62, of Evansville, was taken to Deaconess Hospital where she is currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Further investigation revealed Castro was impaired. He was taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he refused to submit to a chemical test. Castrol was arrested and is currently being held without bond.