One dead in crash on Highway 41

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VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – One person is dead after a crash involving a wrong-way driver on Monday night.

First repsonders got the call just before 6 p.m. for a crash on Hwy 41 near Baseline Road.

Deputies found a pick-up truck in a ditch and an SUV in the median. We’re told both dirvers were trapped and had to be extricated by firefighters.

Deputies say the driver of the pick up truck died. The driver of the SUV was taken to Deaconess Midtown with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies believe the SUV was going south when it crossed the grass median and was going in the wrong direction. Shortly after, the SUV hit the truck.

Drugs or alcohol are not currently suspected of playing a part in this crash.

The crash closed US Hwy 41 between Inglefield Rd. and Baseline Rd. for over three hours.

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(This story was originally published on October 19, 2020)

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