Witness shares account of meth-induced crash at The Towers


Courtesy of Justin Pearson

Police responded to The Towers Rexburg apartment complex Wednesday afternoon when Amanda Rae Henry of Fremont County crashed her car into the complex’s building while under the influence of methamphetamine.

Jade Wheatley, a senior studying financial economics, said he witnessed the crash from inside his vehicle and was almost struck by Henry’s car.

“At first I thought it was just somebody going around the corner really fast, in a hurry or wanting to hear their tires screech or something,” Wheatley said. “But she made absolutely no attempt to slow down or turn or anything.”

He said the driver drove over a curb, hit a power line, ran over a tree and then proceeded to crash into the building.

Wheatley said Henry almost hit him as she crashed into the complex but that he avoided the collision by using his brakes. He said he then pulled over to help and waved another car down for assistance before calling 911.

“I talked to her, asked if she was OK,” Wheatley said. “There was no blood. She was extremely dazed and confused.”

Although he could not see the crash from his angle, Wheatley said the crash was very loud.

Police, Madison Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported Henry to Madison Memorial Hospital.

Henry was charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence, infraction failure to display insurance and was placed on felony probation.

She was booked into the Madison County Jail. No bond has been set.

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