HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) – The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that one person died on Thursday after allegedly fleeing from a traffic stop.
Authorities say just after 11:15 a.m., deputies assigned to the Evansville Vanderburgh County Joint Drug Task Force attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of the Lloyd Expressway between Stockwell Road and Boeke Road. Deputies say the vehicle, a 2011 Acura, had an expired license plate and the registered owner of the vehicle had a suspended driver’s license and two active misdemeanor warrants for their arrest.
According to a release, the driver of the vehicle fled from deputies on the Lloyd Expressway. After traveling a short distance, VCSO says the vehicle exited the Lloyd Expressway via the Willow Street exit and continued west on Division Street. The driver was unable to negotiate a turn at Division Street and Harlan Avenue and left the roadway striking the pedestrian overpass.
The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead from their injuries. The coroner’s office has not yet released the name of the deceased.
The Sheriff’s Office says the investigation is ongoing.
This is a developing story.