DATE: Thursday, December 11, 2014
SUBJECT: Fatal Crash – Hwy 41 / Mt. Pleasant Rd.
CONTACT: Lt. Jana Wade / Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

On Thursday, December 11, 2014 at approximately 7:20 pm, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash at the intersection of US Hwy 41 and Mt. Pleasant Road involving a white Toyota Avalon and a semi tractor-trailer. When deputies arrived on scene they found two people deceased in the Toyota.

A preliminary investigation indicated the semi truck was beginning movement southbound on US 41 at Mt. Pleasant Road when a white Toyota struck the rear of the trailer. The Toyota appeared to have been traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the impact. The impact crushed the Toyota into the rear of the trailer. Both vehicles came to rest just south of the intersection.

The driver of the semi truck was not injured. The driver was transported to Deaconess Hospital for a blood toxicology test, which is standard procedure for a crash involving serious bodily injury or death.  The names of the occupants are being withheld at this time.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office is still investigating the crash. Southbound US 41 between E. Hillsdale Road and SR 57 remains closed at this time.