Press release: Southern Indiana Man Killed in Scott County Crash

The following was sent to the Bloomingtonian Wednesday:

Southern Indiana Man Killed in Scott County Crash

Scott County – October 31, 2023:   A southern Indiana man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday.  Sergeant Tracy Spencer from the Sellersburg Post is investigating. 

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sergeant Spencer was alerted to a possible crash on South Boatman Road, a short distance south of West Lake Road.  Authorities were informed of the possible crash by an automated alert from an Apple Watch. 

As a result of the ensuing investigation, Sergeant Spencer said a gray 2014 Chevrolet Cruze was southbound on Boatman Road.  For an unknown reason, the car traveled across the northbound lane and off the east side of the roadway and collided with a tree.  The driver, 48-year-old James C. Lasher of Underwood, Indiana, was unresponsive and rushed to Scott County Memorial Hospital.  Tragically, Mr. Lasher was pronounced deceased after arriving. 

There were no other passengers, and no other vehicles were involved in the collision.  Investigators believe a medical event may have initiated the crash.

The family of the deceased has been notified. 

Scott County EMS, the Vienna and Scottsburg Fire Department, and the Scott County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the crash. 


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