An early Sunday morning crash sent two Clark County juveniles to the hospital and a New Albany man to jail for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) and other charges.
Around 1:50 a.m., police received information of a two-vehicle collision on Charlestown Road near Sunset Drive in New Albany.
Indiana State Police and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene. Officers found a Black 2017 Buick Regal had collided head-on with a 2008 Honda Civic occupied by two juveniles.
The driver of the Honda was taken to Norton’s Children’s Hospital with serious injuries.
The passenger was also transported to Norton’s Children’s Hospital with minor injuries. The parents of both juveniles were immediately contacted.
The preliminary investigation reveals that the black Buick was headed northbound on Charlestown Road approaching Sunset Drive. For an unknown reason, it crossed over the center-line, colliding with the Honda head-on.
and drugs are believed to be a factor in this crash.
The driver of the Buick, Billy J. Wilson, 29, New Albany, received minor injuries but refused medical treatment at the scene.
After being cleared by medical staff at the hospital, Wilson was incarcerated at the Floyd County Jail. Wilson is charged with OWI Causing Serious Injury, Attempted Battery on a Law-Enforcement Officer, and Disorderly Conduct.
This crash is still under investigation, and further charges are possible after review.
Drug and Alcohol results are still pending.
The Indiana State Police were assisted by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department, New Chapel Fire and EMS, and Workman’s towing.