Motorist Killed in Single Vehicle Crash During Rainstorm

Perry County (NNDC) – Indiana State Police out of Jasper report that  Sunday night the heavy rainstorm most probably led to a vehicle driven by a woman from Lincoln Nebraska identified as Amanda McKnight, 31. McKnight’s 11-old-son was also in the vehicle  and did not sustain any injuries.  At 10:13 p.m. troopers from the Jasper Post responded to the accident on Interstate 64 eastbound near the 75 mile marker.

Senior Trooper Carcuff  was among the first to arrive on the scene.  Senior Trooper Carcuff and Perry County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered a Mitsubishi SUV sitting in the upright position at the bottom of a deep embankment on the northside of the roadway in the median. Carcuff  provided CPR on the driver until EMS units arrived.

McKnight was transported to Perry County Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced deceased by the Perry County coroner.  The on site investigation determined that McKnight lost control of her vehicle while driving in the rainstorm.  Her vehicle traveled off the north side of the roadway, overturned multiple times, and came to rest at the bottom of a deep ravine.  As a result of not wearing her seat belt, McKnight was ejected from the vehicle as it rolled down the ravine.

State Police want to remind motorist of the importance of wearing seatbelts at all times. They were assisted at the accident by Perry County Sheriff’s Department and Perry County EMS.

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