Owl smashes driver’s window, causes crash

06-20 Owl accident 1 croppedA semi crashed and rolled over early this morning in southern Bartholomew County after a large owl smashed through the driver’s window.

Deputies were called to County Road 850S at about 4:15 this morning on a report of a rolled semi. The driver, 22-year-old Patrick Molex of Ford Heights, Ill., said that he lost control after the bird hit the truck, causing him to strike a¬†culvert and rolling the truck onto the driver’s side, says Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department.

The bird was found dead on the floorboard of the truck.