EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) — Around 2:15 p.m. Monday The Evansville Police Department responded to the intersection of Hwy 41 and Covert Ave. for a serious accident involving three vehicles.
The Vanderburgh County Coroner has confirmed that three people died in the accident.
Officers said both vehicles were engulfed in flames with they arrived. Sargent Nick Winsett says a northbound SUV was either stopped at the stoplight or moving slowly when it was struck by a fast-moving pick-up truck from behind. He says this initial collision knocked the SUV into the vehicle in front of it and it burst into flames.
The identities of the deceased have not been released.
Autopsies are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
The truck driver is expected to survive.
(This story was originally published on September 21, 2020)