Sheriff’s Office: Car crash turns out to be act of domestic violence, driver arrested

Sheriff’s Office: Car crash turns out to be act of domestic violence, driver arrested

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Just before noon on Sunday, deputies responded to a car crash that the sheriff’s office says was an intentional act of domestic violence.

Deputies say the crash happened on Diamond between Kratzville and St. Joseph Avenue.

When deputies arrived they found that a car had been traveling westbound on Diamond when it abruptly veered left. They say it went through the median, traveled across the eastbound lanes before going through a guardrail and down a steep embankment into the woods.

According to a press release, the car was occupied by the driver, 20-year-old Alexis Rodgers of Evansville, her boyfriend, a backseat passenger and the eight-month-old daughter of Rodger’s and her boyfriend.

During the investigation, deputies say they began to see some indicators that the crash was an intentional act by the driver as a part of an “active incident of domestic violence.”

As a result of the investigation, deputies arrested Rodgers. She’s facing domestic battery and criminal recklessness charges.

Rodgers is currently being held in Vanderburgh County Jail on no bond.

Alexis Rodgers. (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)
Alexis Rodgers. (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail) (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

The backseat passenger was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a possible facial fracture. Authorities say no other injuries required immediate medical attention.

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