EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – One person is dead after a crash involving an SUV and four wheeler.
Deputies say it happened around 1:30 this afternoon on New Harmony Road, east of University Parkway. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says the crash says the four wheeler and SUV were both heading east on New Harmony Road. The ATV began to slow, prompting the driver of the SUV to pass the ATV on the left. The ATV then unexpectedly turned left towards a dirt pathway that serviced an adjacent cornfield. The two vehicles then collided.
Upon arrival, deputies found a middle-age male lying in the middle of the road. Officials say a bystander and firefighters attempted CPR, but man was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Both the SUV and the ATV were taken to the Sheriff’s Office forensics garage for examination,” stated Sheriff Noah Robinson. “Crash vehicle examinations typically involve crush analysis, vehicle lighting inspection, and retrieval of so-called ‘black box’ data from a vehicle’s onboard computer.” Sheriff Robinson continued, “This data often includes how fast the vehicle was traveling at impact, the vehicle’s speed each millisecond before the crash, whether the vehicle was accelerating or braking, and whether the driver was wearing a seat belt.”
The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s office will release the name of the deceased.