Crash Involving Pedestrian

Crash Involving Pedestrian


Yesterday, shortly after 12:45 pm, the New Albany City Police Chief contacted the Indiana State Police requesting our agency work a crash that happened in their city.

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The preliminary crash investigation showed New Albany City Police Officer, Michelle Gilbert, struck Tenille Splunge, 35, from Louisville, KY. It happened at the intersection of Elm Street and State Street in New Albany.

Officer Michelle Gilbert had just left the New Albany City Police Department traveling east on Elm Street and was turning North on State Street when the crash occurred.

Tenille Splunge had the right of way, based upon the pedestrian cross walk signal. Officer Michelle Gilbert was driving her police department vehicle, a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox. She was on duty at the time of the crash. Tenille Splunge was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

This investigation is continuing.

All further information about this crash will be released from the New Albany City Police Department.