Spencer County Sheriff’s Department
Ran off road
Seventeen-year-old Trevor Osborne of Grandview was westbound on CR 350 N, just west of 200 E in Rockport, when he made a left-hand banking turn through the curve due to road conditions, causing his 2001 Dodge Ram pick-up to slide off the roadway and strike a utility pole. The rear of his vehicle then spun and landed in a ditch. Osborne was not injured in the November 12, 8:03 a.m. accident. Damage was estimated between $2,500-5,000.
Power disrupted to ADM after accident
Donald Divine, 86, of Loogootee, was traveling on a private entry road to the ADM grain elevator in Rockport when, he later told authorities, he reached down to pick up his dropped phone and drifted off the roadway. Divine’s 2004 Peterbilt-Motors 379 then struck a utility pole, which disrupted power to the facility. Divine was not injured in the November 13, 3:25 p.m. accident, but damages were estimated between $25,000-50,000.
Right angle collision
Michael Buechler, 57, of Ferdinand, was westbound on SR 62 in St. Meinrad when his 2011 GM Sierra was struck in the rear quarter and bumper by a 2009 Kia driven by 48-year-old Theresa Borho of St. Meinrad. Borho later told authorities she had attempted to hit the brakes as she approached the stop sign on south 3rd Street, but hit the gas instead, causing her to proceed into the intersection and hit Buechler’s vehicle. Neither driver was injured in the November 14, 4:14 p.m. collision. Damages were estimated between $5,000-10,000.
Stephen Meyer, 44, of Chrisney, was traveling on CR 475 W near Gentryville when, he later told authorities, he fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the right side of the road. His 2016 Dodge Durango then struck a mailbox and a culvert before flipping and barrel-rolling and landing in a shallow ditch. Meyer suffered lacerations to his hands from exiting his vehicle after the crash, but refused to be transported to the hospital for treatment. Damages in the November 18, 1:40 p.m. accident were estimated between $10,000-25,000.