Today at approximately 10:00 Troopers from the Jasper Post responded to I-69 near the 56 mile marker to the report of a crash with injuries.
Preliminary investigation reveals that a white 2009 Toyota Matrix driven by, Kaylee Jo Lashbrook, 31, Washington was traveling south on I-69 when according to the Lashbrook a dog appeared in the roadway. When she swerved to avoid the dog, the Toyota traveled off the roadway, across the northbound lanes, and up an embankment. The vehicle came to rest approximately 50’ off the road. The Toyota had extensive front end damage from traveling through the median and over large rocks along the side of the road. Lashbrook was transported by South West Medical to Daviess Community Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
“Drivers need to remember that when an animal appears in the roadway it is safer to hit the animal than to swerve to avoid it. More injuries occur when people try to avoid the collision, especially at interstate speeds, than hitting the animal itself,” stated Senior Trooper Jarrod Lents.
Troopers were assisted on scene by: The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, Southwest Medical, and Tri-State Towing
Investigating Officer: Senior Trooper Jarrod Lents