Crash With Injury At Hwy 41 North And Mt Pleasant Rd


DSheriff Logoeputies were dispatched to US Hwy 41 North and Mount Pleasant Road regarding a crash. When deputies arrived, they observed a blue Jeep Cherokee and a red Toyota Corolla crashed in the roadway. The Jeep Cherokee was laying on it side in the southbound lane facing north. The red Corolla was facing west in the intersection. Deputies closed the southbound lane of US Hwy 41 North for approximately 45 minutes to complete the investigation and the cleanup.

The driver of the blue Cherokee, Patricia Southerland, and a juvenile occupant were unable to exit the vehicle due to the position of the vehicle. Deputy Bryan Bishop was able to crawl through the back window, release their seatbelts, and pull them from the vehicle.

Sutherland told deputies she was turning west onto Mount Pleasant from US Hwy 41 North. Sutherland stated she was not paying attention to the traffic signal and went through the red light crashing into the red Corolla which was traveling south.

All parties involved were transported to Deaconess Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing, but neither drugs nor alcohol appear to be a factor.

Patricia Sutherland
W/F, 64 YOA
Evansville, Indiana

Patsy J. Phillips
W/F, 61 YOA
Evansville, Indiana