Driver identified in damage at Indian Hills entrance

UPDATE

Sheriff Johnny Bivens says the vehicle and driver that caused damage at the Indian Hills entrance have been identified.
Bivens said the brick pillar at the subdivision entrance was accidentally damaged by the driver as she was traveling into the subdivision on Monday.
“She called in to report the accident after the fact,” Bivens said. “She was driving to a residence in the subdivision and accidentally struck the pillar. No one was around at the time and the accident wasn’t immediately reported.”
Bivens said information from the driver has been collected and added that insurance will likely take care of making repairs to the damaged pillar.
“The damage wasn’t intentional and there is no reason to believe the operator of the vehicle was impaired in any way,” Bivens said.

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INFORMATION SOUGHT IN DAMAGE AT INDIAN HILLS ENTRANCE

Originally published August 9, 2016

Information is sought in identifying a vehicle and driver involved in damage to a brick pillar at the entrance to Indian Hills on Monday.
Deputy Bryon Walker said the damaged pillar, or column, is one of two located near the intersection of Indian Hills Circle and Ky. Rt. 8 at Black Oak.

Deputy Bryon Walker gathers evidence at the entrance to Indian Hills after an auto struck and damaged one of the two brick columns there. - Photo by Dennis Brown

Deputy Bryon Walker gathers evidence at the entrance to Indian Hills after an auto struck and damaged one of the two brick columns there. – Photo by Dennis Brown

“It appears the vehicle was traveling south on Indian Hills Circle and struck the brick column on the right hand side of the roadway,” Walker said.
“The column was knocked over and also sustained extensive damage,” he added.
Walker said the incident reportedly happened between 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday, August 8.
He said a resident of the area reported the damage. “They said the brick columns have marked the entrance to the subdivision for many years and were recently repaired through donations from members of the community,” Walker stated.
“There are plans to place bronze plaques on the columns to identify the entrance from Ky. Rt. 8,” he said.
Walker said evidence collected at the scene indicates the auto that caused the damage is a 1996 or 1997 Honda Acura.
“Information gathered at the scene tells us the automobile is gray or silver in color,” he said, adding the car likely has visible damage on the front passenger side.
Walker asks anyone who may have seen the incident occur, or who may be familiar with an auto matching the description, to contact the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office at 606-796-2912.
Callers may remain anonymous.

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