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Coroner Called to Scene of Warrick Co. Accident

The Vanderburgh County Coroner's Office has been called to the scene of an accident just east of Evansville.
UPDATE (8:14 P.M.): Indiana State Police tell Eyewitness News identify the victim in the crash as 60-year-old Cheryl Ricketts of Boonville.

UPDATE (4:26 P.M.):
One person is dead following an early afternoon accident on the Lloyd Expressway. The crash happened around 1:15 p.m. at the intersection with Epworth Rd. in Warrick County.

Sheriff's deputies say a semi truck traveling east on the expressway ran a red light and hit a car that was north bound on Epworth Rd. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident closed the road for about two hours.

Deputies say they are not sure why the truck ran the red light.

"It's still under investigation," said Lt. Paul Weinzapfel. "There's a lot of things and a lot of this is preliminary until the investigation is complete. We don't have exact answers as to what happened. We have ideas what may have happened, but there's a lot to prove and a lot to go through yet."

No names have been released. Weinzapfel says the driver of the semi will have to take a drug test, but he says he saw nothing to indicate drugs or alcohol may have been involved.

UPDATE (3:04 P.M.):
Indiana State Police confirm one woman is dead in the accident on the Lloyd and Epworth.

Troopers say a semi was traveling east on the Lloyd when it ran through the stoplight.  The woman was going north on Epworth Rd. when her vehicle was hit on the driver's side by the semi.

ISP says the truck driver has been taken to the hospital to be tested for alcohol.  No names have been released yet.


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The Vanderburgh County Coroner's Office has been called to the scene of an accident in Warrick County just east of Evansville.

The accident involves a vehicle and a semi at the intersection of the Lloyd Expressway and Epworth Rd. All eastbound lanes on the Lloyd are currently closed. Traffice has been diverted to I-164.

We have a crew on the scene and will share additional information as soon as it's available.
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