(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – There was plenty of work for police and auto wrecker businesses Thursday evening as a major winter storm hit the tri-state.
Between 6:00 a.m. Thursday and 6:00 a.m. Friday, troopers from the Indiana State Police Versailles Post responded to 11 crashes (one personal injury) and six slide offs on I-65, nine crashes (three personal injury) and nine slide offs on I-74, and 15 crashes on other roadways (one personal injury) and seven slide offs.
The post fielded hundreds of calls throughout the 24 hour period reporting crashes, slide offs, as well as other necessary law enforcement concerns.
According to activity logs from the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, deputies took on 31 property damage accidents or citizen assist calls.
“Remember, while wet, snowy, or ice covered roadways contribute to these bad weather crashes, those dangerous road conditions do not cause the crashes; the driver’s failure to adjust their driving behavior for the existing conditions are the primary cause of weather related crashes,” says Indiana State Police Sgt. Noel Houze.