Montgomery woman dies from injuries in Martin County crash
By Sally Petty, Staff Writer
EVANSVILLE — A Montgomery woman seriously injured in an accident Thursday has died.
Vanderburgh County coroner Don Erk said this morning that Catherine Graber, 66, died at 11:26 a.m. Monday of multiple blunt force trauma caused by the accident.
Catherine’s husband, Henry, was driving a 2003 Ford F-250 pickup pulling a utility trailer on SR 150 east of Windom Road in Martin County on Thursday when the truck left the road and ran into a creek containing 1 inch of water.
The truck became disconnected from the trailer and rolled over, coming to rest on the driver’s side in the creek.
Henry Graber was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected 20 feet from the truck. Catherine Graber, a paraplegic due to multiple sclerosis, was trapped inside the truck. Shoals volunteer firefighters had to extricate her from the truck.
Martin County Ambulance Service transported both Grabers to the Shoals Fire Department, where Air Evac met the ambulance and flew them to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
Henry Graber was listed in good condition at Deaconess on Friday following the accident, but had been scheduled for hip surgery on Monday.
Erk said Catherine Graber had multiple injuries throughout her body, including on her face and internally, and that her multiple sclerosis probably did not contribute to her death.