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Motorcycle Driver Killed in Vanderburgh County Crash

Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputies say the driver of a motorcycle died early Tuesday morning after being hit from behind by a car.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputies say the driver of a motorcycle died early Tuesday morning after being hit from behind by a car.

The crash happened around 5:00 at the intersection of Highway 41 and Inglefield Road.  Deputies say the motorcycle was stopped at a red light when it was hit behind by the oncoming vehicle, killing the driver instantly.  The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Kenneth Pederson of Evansville.

The driver of the car, 55-year-old Jacob Deom, told deputies he was following Pederson home from work when he fell asleep behind the wheel.  Deputies say drugs or alcohol do not appear to have been a factor in the crash.

Deputies say traffic in the area is moving again.  We will bring you the latest information on this developing story as it becomes available.
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