Jeffersonville PD officer injured in crash identified, driver of other vehicle arrested

Jeffersonville PD officer injured in crash identified, driver of other vehicle arrested
An on-duty Jeffersonville police officer was taken to the hospital after his police cruiser was involved in a wreck in Clarksville.

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - An on-duty Jeffersonville police officer was taken to the hospital after his police cruiser was involved in a wreck in Clarksville.

Authorities confirm the call came in just before 8 p.m. Monday of a wreck involving a police cruiser being driven by Officer Hunter Powell at Eastern Boulevard and U.S. 31.

When crews got on scene, they found a Jeffersonville PD cruiser had been “T-boned” by a pickup truck.

Both drivers were transported by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries to area hospitals.

The driver of the white pickup, Gary Vincent Crowe Jr., 53, Clarksville, was transported to an area hospital in Louisville to be examined and also to obtain a blood-draw for possible OWI charges.

According to Indiana State Police, when Crowe arrived at the hospital, he fled upon arrival. He was later apprehended by officers with the St. Matthews Police Department and transported to the University of Louisville Hospital for completion of the testing.

Crowe is charged with OWI Causing Bodily Injury, Obstruction of Justice, OWI Endangerment, and Reckless Driving.

Officer Powell was discharged from the hospital and is recovering.

Indiana State Police are investigating.

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