SUBJECT: Early Morning Crash on US 41 Results in Fatality
RELEASE NUMBER: 2016-NR-047
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Friday, June 17, 2016 at approximately 1:21am the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of US Highway 41 at Volkman Road upon report of fatal vehicle crash involving a passenger vehicle and a semi tractor trailer.
On scene investigation and witness statements indicated that a dark gray passenger vehicle had been traveling southbound on US 41 at a high rate of speed. The tractor trailer had been traveling north on US 41 prior to turning west onto Volkman Road. The trailer had nearly cleared the intersection prior to being struck by the passenger vehicle.
The driver of the passenger vehicle died at the crash scene. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. Alcohol use by the the passenger vehicle driver is being investigated as a likely factor in the crash.
Southbound US 41 was blocked for nearly two and a half hours during the investigation and clean-up. The deceased driver, whose name is being withheld while the the Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office makes notifications, was the the sole occupant of the passenger vehicle.
Pictured above: Map depicting location of fatal crash. (Image courtesy of Google Maps)