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Clark County

January 7, 2014

Taxi driver killed in Middle Road wreck

Jeffersonville woman riding in cab injured

JEFFERSONVILLE — Robert C. Bonee, a 38-year-old taxi cab driver from Louisville, was killed during a one-vehicle wreck along Middle Road in Jeffersonville Monday night. The accident occurred around 11 p.m.

Bonee was pronounced dead at the scene, Jeffersonville Police Detective Todd Hollis said. He was an employee of Best Cab Company, which is based in New Albany.

Clark County Coroner Terry Conway said Bonee died from blunt force trauma.

Hollis said a Jeffersonville woman, 32, was the only passenger in the vehicle. She was taken by ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital. Hollis said she is believed to be in “serious, but stable condition.” Her identity has not been released.

Hollis said the accident occurred in the 3600 block of Middle Road and the nearest cross street was Capitol Hills Drive. Hollis said the driver had picked up the woman from her place of work along Port Road before the accident.

The vehicle was traveling toward downtown Jeffersonville and left the right side of the roadway. Hollis said the vehicle first struck a mailbox then a large, metal utility support pole that caused “significant damage to the vehicle.”

He said weather, such as a patch of ice, is not believed to have been a contributing cause of the accident.

Indiana State Police were called the scene and conducted an accident reconstruction investigation, but Hollis said it is too soon to determine if speed was factor in the driver leaving the roadway.

“Witnesses did not indicate excessive speeds,” Hollis said.

He also said no other vehicle appears to have been involved that may have caused the driver to swerve to prevent an collision.

Hollis said police are coordinating with the Clark County Coroner to determine if intoxicants or medical issues could have been factors in the incident.

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