EPD Officer at Fault in Midday Crash

Published 06/27 2014 12:37PM

Updated 07/04 2014 01:28AM

Evansville, Ind.- The Evansville Police Department says one of their own officers is at fault for a traffic crash that happened just before noon Friday, June 27, 2014.

EPD Officer Steve Huddleston was involved in an accident while responding to a domestic violence call. Huddleston was one of two EPD units that were dispatched to the area of Vann and Rheinhardt in Evansville.

Police say Officer Huddleston was heading east in the 2200 block of E. Riverside and crossed the double yellow line to pass a car driven by Scott Meyer.

As Officer Huddleston was making the pass, Police say Meyer turned left into his driveway. Meyer's car made contact with the police car which sent the Officer's car spinning.

Officer Huddleston's car left the roadway and struck a pole before coming to rest in a nearby yard.

Huddleston was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for a possible shoulder injury and several abrasions, but nothing life-threatening. He is expected to be released from the hospital today. Mr. Meyer was not injured.

The other police unit that was dispatched with Huddleston was behind him and witnessed the accident. 

Both officers in that car and another witness reported Huddleston did not have his emergency lights activated when he was attempting to pass Meyer.

Report by Fadia Patterson

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