Spencer County Sheriff’s Department
Ran off road
Jessica Meece, 23, of Rockport, was eastbound on County Road 200 N, approximately 1,100 feet of Silverdale Road, when she lost control of her 2015 Chevrolet Malibu and drove off the north side of the road. She then over-corrected, causing her car to spin and roll over into a ditch on the south side of the road. Meece was wearing her seatbelt and the airbag deployed during the accident. She was checked by EMS for injuries but refused to be transported to the hospital. Damage in the January 24, 4:34 p.m. accident was estimated between $10,000-25,000.
Hydroplaning leads to run-off
Sarah Mangan, 17, of Evanston, was northbound on Fulda Shortcut when, she later told officers who arrived at the scene, her 2006 Mercury Sedan hydroplaned around a curve, causing her to run off the road. Mangan was uninjured in the January 24, 10:17 p.m. accident and denied EMS treatment, and damage to her Mercury was estimated between $1,000-2,500.
Driver injured in accident
According to police, 21-year-old Joshua McManaway of Tell City drove off the roadway on State Road 66 near Grandview and struck a utility pole. Upon the vehicle’s return to the roadway, McManaway exited his 2006 Chevrolet Impala and rolled onto the ground. Officers report detecting the odor of alcohol on both McManaway and inside his vehicle, and multiple open alcohol containers and full beer cans were found inside the Impala. McManaway was transported to the hospital for injuries he sustained during the accident. He also consented to a blood draw, with the presumptive blood test showing his blood alcohol content to be 0.190. State tests are still pending. Estimated damage sustained in the February 1, 12:01 a.m. crash is between $5,000-10,000.