Gibson Co., IN woman airlifted to hospital after single-vehicle wreck in Vanberburgh Co.

A 21 year old Gibson County, Indiana woman was airlifted to a hospital Monday after authorities say she was pinned underneath a truck after a single-vehicle crash in Vanderburgh County.

According to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the scene of the wreck around 7:55 p.m. Monday in the 2900 block of West Baseline Road where they found the driver, Tessa McKinney of Owensville, IN, trapped underneath a pickup truck. Authorities say the Scott Township Fire Department provided medical aid while awaiting the arrival of Life Flight helicopter. McKinney was extricated from underneath the truck by emergency personnel and flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville for treatment. Police indicate a passenger in the vehicle, who was wearing a seatbelt, freed himself and only had minor injuries.

Authorities report evidence at the scene as well as witness statements indicated that McKinney had been driving recklessly prior to losing control of the pickup truck and crashing into the ditch. Police say preliminary blood alcohol results indicated McKinney’s blood alcohol content was in excess of the legal limit.

The 21 year old Owensville woman was released from the hospital Tuesday while the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office investigation remains open pending toxicology results from the State Department of Toxicology.

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(Image Credit: Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)


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