|Bloodied woman purportedly in earlier wreck discovered at high school|
|Written by Marty Randall|
|Wednesday, 22 May 2013 07:30|
A woman who had earlier reportedly been involved in a traffic accident was later found at a local high school covered in blood and in the same wrecked vehicle.
The bizarre incident began at some time before 3 p.m. on Friday, April 26, a newly-released report from the Sheriff’s Department indicated.
A woman contacted the department, advising that her horse trailer had been struck at State Roads 56 East and 203 as she turned north onto S.R. 203 from S.R. 56. She said a southbound car on S.R. 203 did not stop at the stop sign and struck the horse van while she was turning.
The damaged car then sped off west on S.R. 56. The driver of the horse trailer was able to give Deputy Jeremy Arnold a good description and a license plate number. A piece of the vehicle’s bumper was also recovered at the scene by Deputy Arnold. It had the car’s VIN number attached to it, so the car was traced to owner Carrie Christie, 49, Scottsburg.
While Deputy Arnold was obtaining information about the car and driver, the dispatching center received a call of a woman sitting in a heavily-damaged Kia SUV in front of Scottsburg High School. The woman was covered in blood, the caller said. Officers, including Deputy Arnold, were dispatched to investigate.
The injured woman was identified as Christie. She had apparently driven the damaged car to the high school, where she planned to pick up her child.
Deputy Arnold’s report noted that the car’s airbag had deployed. He talked to Christie and related that he felt the woman exhibited signs of possible intoxication. She was transported by Scott County EMS to Scott Memorial Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
The accident report indicated that Christie was cited for two misdemeanor charges, but court records do not yet reflect any charges filed against the woman.
Property damage caused by the accident was estimated at up to $10,000.