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Spencer County Accidents – May 10, 2021

Spencer County Sheriff’s Office

Ran off road

Jasmine Chappell, 20, of Chrisney, was turning off CR 800 N onto CR 100 E when, she told police, her 1999 Dodge Durango began to pull toward the opposite lane of travel. Chappell then ran off the roadway and struck a fence. Chappell was not injured in the April 25, 4:38 p.m. accident, but damages were estimated between $2,500-5,000.

Right angle collision

Theresa Wright, 51, of Cannelton, was westbound at the intersection of CR 1200 N and CR 600 E near Santa Claus when another driver, 27-year-old Jessica Payne of Owensboro, KY, allegedly disregarded a stop sign, causing Payne’s 2019 Jeep Cherokee and Wright’s 2017 Chrysler Pacifica to collide. Payne’s vehicle then ran off the west side of the roadway and down and embankment, before rolling over an unknown number of times. Payne was transported from the scene to Owensboro Regional Health for treatment, due to possibly losing consciousness, and her juvenile daughter was taken as well. Wright complained of pain in her hand, wrist and knee but refused medical treatment. Damages were estimated to be between $25,000-50,000.

Semi driver transported to hospital after crash

A Deputy with the Sheriff’s Office was called to investigated a single vehicle crash that occurred on Monte Cassino Road, near a residence of 12808 E Monte Casino Road in St. Meinrad, at 9:06 a.m. Thursday, April 29. According to the report, Janice Denning, the property owner and 911 caller, advised that a semi truck had run off the roadway near her residence and struck power lines. Upon arriving at the scene, the Deputy found a 2015 Volvo semi truck and trailer blocking both lanes of travel, with electrical power lines and telephone lines wrapped around the upper portion of the semi cab. Debris from a utility pole and power lines were scattered throughout the scene as well. The deputy located the driver, 35-year-old Otis Brown of Champaign, IL, sitting in a lawn chair outside the semi. Brown could not recall what had happened but began to complain of right side pain in his shoulder and leg, before slipping in and out of consciousness. Fire and EMS arrived to treat Brown, who was transported to the emergency room at Ascension Health in Evansville. Denning informed the deputy she had heard the crash from inside her residence, and upon stepping outside, saw Brown climb out of the truck and walk around the scene before collapsing in the roadway. Brown, later alert and conscious at the hospital, told the deputy that he had left the Ferdinand area and was driving to Tell City but was still unsure of how he ran off the road, though he noted it was slick due to rain. Total damages were estimated between $5,000-10,000. 

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