According to the Evansville Police Department, the accident happened around 2 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Fickas Road and Green River Road. EPD said Parker Hertel, 18, was driving the vehicle at a high rate of speed when he lost control and struck a telephone pole. Witnesses said he was traveling more than 100 mph.
Hertel was transported to St. Mary's Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. EPD states two others were in the vehicle, but sustained non-life threatening injuries. According to the police report, alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. Toxicology reports are pending.
EPD said Hertel is a senior at an Evansville high school.