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News Release - Crash ties up Hwy 41 at Mt Pleasant Road

Crash with Injury

Photo courtesy McCutchanville Fire DepartmentAt approximately 1:40 PM today, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a multiple vehicle crash at the intersection of north bound US Highway 41 and Mount Pleasant Road.  When deputies arrived, they found two semi-tractors and five passenger cars involved in the crash.  The crash caused north bound US Highway 41 N to be shut down for approximately two hours.

 Witnesses stated to deputies that the driver of the red semi, Zivojin Lukic, appeared to be unconscious behind the steering wheel as he approached the intersection.  Witnesses stated the driver never applied the brakes and struck the rear of a white semi stopped at the intersection for a red light.  This caused a chain reaction and both semis’ struck the other five vehicles which were also stopped at the intersection. At this time, it is unknown how fast the semi was going prior to the crash.

The driver of the semi was taken to Deaconess Hospital with serious injuries.  The other six drivers were taken to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. Lukic told deputies that he remembered the traffic light being red and the cars stopped but cannot remember anything else afterwards. At this time, investigators are unsure if drugs, alcohol or a medical condition played any part in this crash. Appropriate toxicology tests will be administered. The crash investigation is ongoing.

DRIVER #1 (SEMI):

Zivojin Lukic

W/M, 53 YOA

Elk Grove, Illinois

 

DRIVER #2 (SEMI):

Scott Lee Mooreland

W/M, 72 YOA

Georgetown, Kentucky


DRIVER #3:

Justin Michael Fewkes

W/M, 22 YOA

Albion, Illinois

 

DRIVER #4:

Lauren Rachelle Cardwell

W/F

Evansville, Indiana

 

DRIVER #5:

Aubrie Ann Coakley

W/F, 24 YOA

Fort Branch, Indiana

DRIVER #6:

Anthony Lee Shrewsberry

W/M, 56 YOA

Evansville, Indiana

 

DRIVER #7:

Kimberly Ann Frasier-Oaks

W/F, 41 YOA

Evansville, Indiana


Crash scene photo courtesy McCutchanville Fire Department

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