Coroner releases identity of passenger killed in accident on Morgan at I-69


EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) One person has died in an accident involving two vehicles on westbound Morgan Avenue at the northbound I-69 on-ramp Wednesday.

Authorities were called to the scene around 8:30 a.m. We’re told a vehicle heading east on Morgan made a left turn onto I-69, failing to yield to oncoming traffic. The Vanderburgh County Coroner says the passenger in one of the vehicles, identified as Surya Patel, 76, died due to multiple blunt force trauma from the accident.

The drivers of both vehicles were taken to the hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries. A blood alcohol test was also performed on both drivers, but it could take weeks for those results to come back.

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