Spencer County Sheriff’s Department
Brian McKee, 37, of Tell City, was westbound in SR 66 and slowing down to turn right when his 2017 Jeep Renegade was struck from behind by a 2010 Toyota Camry driven by 16-year-old Maurice Kessner of Grandview. The impact caused McKee’s Jeep to cross the center lane, travel down an embankment and hit a tree. Neither driver was injured in the April 15, 7:09 a.m. collision, but damages were estimated between $10,000-25,000.
Driver severely injured after wreck
At 12:24 a.m. on Sunday, April 25, a Deputy with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department responded to a one vehicle crash that occurred on Old State Road 45 near Rockport. A Rockport Police officer who responded shortly before requested EMS for the driver, 35-year-old Kyle A. Young of Rockport, who had sustained a deep laceration to his head as well as several other injuries. An investigation determined that Young was traveling southwest on Old State Road 45 when he crossed the centerline and left the roadway; his 2017 Jeep Renegade then struck a ditch and the culvert for a private drive. Young appeared to be confused at the scene and was transported to Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville due to his head trauma. An Indiana State Toxicology Blood Draw was performed on Young. Though official results of the blood draw were still pending as of press time, preliminary results showed his blood alcohol content to be approximately 0.216. Total damages from the wreck were estimated between $50,000-100,000.