Crash: Fatality


Sheriff LogoEarly this morning at approximately 3:30 am, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Petersburg Road and E. Boonville/New Harmony Road in regards to possible car crash. Residents living in the area called 911 reference noises they heard of tires squealing and a car crashing.

Scott Township Volunteer Fire personnel and deputies eventually located the crash approximately 1 mile north of the intersection. Deputies found a white, 2012 Toyota Prius several feet off the roadway and came to a stop in the creek with several feet of water. The victim of the crash was a white male who sustained several life-threatening injuries and was dead on scene.

The initial investigation shows the vehicle was traveling northbound on Petersburg Road at a high rate of speed. The victim failed to negotiate the curve and left the west side of the roadway just south of Fishers Road. The vehicle then ramped off the wooden guardrail and the vehicle went airborne several feet, striking several trees, before landing in the ditch.

At this time the driver of the vehicle has not been identified however the vehicle is registered to a Trust Company out of Northbrook, Illinois. It is uncertain if alcohol or drugs were involved. Once the victims’s next of kin has been identified, the Coroners Office will release the victim’s identification. The investigation is ongoing.


  1. Fisher Road does not intersect with Petersburg Road. Fisher is off Boonville-New Harmony and there is not a curve there.

    The roads in McCutchanville are dangerous and need some serious updating.

    • The description sounds more like the curve at Petersburgh and Schlensker right after the creek.

      • That’ what I was thinking. There have been a lot of bad accidents at that curve. A few years ago, I knew a young man who died in a motorcycle accident there.

        While the county is building up University Parkway and the Eastside, they ignore the condition of the McCutchanville roads where most of the county’s growth is happening.

  2. One of my sons was a friend of Sean’s when they went to Central together. What a sad thing. I was trying to envision that intersection. Now I know why I couldn’t.

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