Boone County — Boone County Deputies were dispatched to the area of County Road 900 East and State Road 32 for a subject in the roadway, waving down vehicles. Units responding could not locate the male, but did find a black Chevy Impala that had driven into the southeast corner of 8990 E. SR 32. The vehicle struck the bedroom of homeowners Bill, 84, and Joanne Shoemaker, 80.
It appears the black Impala was traveling northbound on CR 900 East and failed to stop at SR 32. The vehicle continued traveling north across SR 32 and struck the Shoemaker residence, pinning Joanne Shoemaker under a collapsed wall and trapping her husband Bill within the room. The driver, Joshua McCraw of Lebanon, was Lifelined to Methodist Hospital with numerous injuries. Back seat passenger, Nikki Labolle was pronounced dead at the scene by Boone County Medics. Both elderly victims were taken to Methodist Hospital in stable condition, unknown injuries.
The front passenger of the Impala who left the scene was later identified as 21 year old Zachary Polson of Beech Grove. His injuries included a possible broken ankle.
Investigation into what caused the crash is still under way. At this time it is believed that alcohol was a factor in the crash.