Rossville HS Asst. Principal, 25-year-old injured in Veterans Memorial Parkway crash

Rossville High School Assistant Principal William Smith and 25-year-old Erin Schneider were injured in a crash on Veterans Memorial Parkway Friday morning, according to police.

Posted: May 10, 2019 7:17 AM
Updated: May 10, 2019 9:03 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Rossville High School Assistant Principal William Smith and 25-year-old Erin Schneider were injured in a crash on Veterans Memorial Parkway Friday morning, according to police. Veterans Memorial Parkway is back open.

Lt. Matt Gard said Schneider, the driver of a black Honda Accord, was critically injured. Smith, the driver of a Chevy Silverado pickup truck, had non-life threatening injuries. Both were taken to the hospital. 

Chief Joe Mink with the Rossville School Corporation Police Department said Smith "will be out awhile." He said the corporation will do anything Smith needs to get him back. 

A third vehicle in the crash sustained damage after swerving to miss the other cars, Lt. Matt Gard said. The driver was not injured.

The crash closed Veterans Memorial Parkway between Concord Road and Sagamore Parkway around 6:40 Friday morning. Police said it was a head-on collision after one of the vehicles cross the center line. Lt. Matt Gard was unable to say which car it was. 

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Overcast
67° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 67°
Kokomo
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 64°
Rensselaer
Scattered Clouds
63° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 63°
Fowler
Scattered Clouds
63° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 63°
Williamsport
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 64°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 63°
Frankfort
Overcast
67° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 67°
Delphi
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 64°
Monticello
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 64°
Logansport
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 63°
Warmer Temps and Multiple Rounds of Rain Ahead
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events