Gun-Possession Charge Pending After Ferdinand Head-On Collision; Runaway Truck Strikes House

Three Hurt; One Charged After Ferdinand Head-On Collision

Ferdinand (NNDC) – Three people were injured in a two vehicle head-on accident on Ferdinand’s northside early Sunday morning.  One of the three injured is also facing charges including a felony gun-possession charge.

Ferdinand police say the accident happened shortly before 1:30am Sunday along Indiana 162 at Southview Drive.

Police say the driver of one of the vehicles involved, 25-year old Johnny Ward, Jr. of Taswell, was air-lifted from the scene to St. Vincent’s Hospital (formerly St. Mary’s) in Evansville with numerous head and facial injuries.

Also injured was the driver of the second vehicle involved, 37-year old Jonathan Moffatt of Crane.   No other information of his injuries was released by FPD.  A third person, a minor, a passenger in one of the vehicles was also injured.

FPD says the accident remains under investigation and no other information about the accident is being released at this time.

Police do say that Ward faces several charges stemming from the accident, including a Level 5 felony count of Possession of a Handgun Without A Permit.  He’s also facing a misdemeanor count of Reckless Driving and a citation for Driving Without Headlights On.

Truck Slips Out Of Gear; Strikes Nearboy House

Huntingburg (NNDC) – No one was hurt when a truck that was being used to jumpstart a riding lawn mower slipped out of gear and rolled into the side of a nearby house.

The incident happened at about 7:00pm Sunday at a home on Dogwood Court near West 19th Street.

The truck’s owner, Roy Nicholson, told Huntingburg police officers the truck’s transmission jumped from park to reverse when he closed the hood of the older model truck after jumping the mower .

Police say the truck then rolled over a mailbox before crossing 19th Street and striking a house.

Police say damage to the home was mostly exterior.  Damage estimates were placed between $10,000 and $25,000.