Death Ruled An Apparent Suicide; Passed Out Motorists Arrested (WEEKEND BLOTTER)
PIKE COUNTY (NNDC) – Daviess County (IN) Coroner Laura Petty says 55-year-old Lianne Wiscaver of Washington died from drowning in the White River.
Petty says the death is being ruled as an apparent suicide. She believes there’s no foul play involved in the death. The coroner’s office is waiting on a toxicology report.
HUNTINGBURG (NNDC) – A pickup truck belonging to a Velpen man caught fire late Friday at a Huntingburg intersection. HFD says Junior Meyerholtz was stopped on 11th Street at the intersection of U. S. 231 (Main Street) when he noticed smoke and flames coming from the engine compartment.
The front of the truck was engulfed in flames when the first firefighters arrived on scene. The heat from the fire caused the front tires of the truck to explode sending black smoke into the air that could be seen for several blocks in all directions.
The fire broke out at about 11:15am Friday.
JPD Looking For Hit & Run Driver
JASPER (NNDC) – Jasper police are investigating a hit-and-run accident Friday in the Jasper High School parking lot.
JPD says a green Toyota SUV was struck sometime between 8am and 3pm by an unknown, possibly white, vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Jasper Police Department at 812-482-2255 or you can call the local anonymous tip line at 812-481-2677 (COPS).