Overturned Vehicle – Injured taken to Owensboro Health
On Tuesday, December 6th, 2022, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department was notified of an overturned vehicle off of Hwy 69 at 6:59 a.m.
Sheriff Dale Bozarth arrived on the scene at 7:20 a.m. and reported that Breannah Lecroy, of Hawesville, along with passengers Chase, Liam and Emberly Lecroy, was driving her 2019 white Toyota Highlander southbound on Hwy 69 after a misty rain which created a slippery surface.
She was approaching a curve when her vehicle broke loose from the roadway and went off the right side and through a wide, deep ditch. Her vehicle ramped in the air and landed on the front end, overturning end to end and coming to rest on its hood. They were taken to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Bob’s Garage towed the vehicle, which had very severe damage to the right, outside shoulder. There was no suspected alcohol or drug use. The roadway was re-opened at 8:01 a.m.
Hit and Run – No injury
On Friday, December 9th, 2022, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a hit and run on US 60 at 6:40 a.m. Deputy Aaron Emmick arrived on the scene at 6:45 a.m. and reported that Christopher S. Smith, of Owensboro, was headed East on US 60 in his black 2012 Cadillac CTS when he encountered a silver Chevrolet Impala. Smith passed the vehicle.
The driver of the Impala then became erratic in driving. The Impala was traveling in the right lane and as Smith went to pass again, the driver of the Impala intentionally steered into Smith’s Cadillac, causing moderate damages to the right, front fender, tire and door.
Smith was not able to get a plate number and the identity of the driver of the Impala is unknown. No tow was necessary. The roadway was re-opened at 6:52 a.m.