Name released of woman who died in foggy morning crash on SR 62 in Warrick County

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NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT) – Authorities say a woman was killed when a pickup truck crashed into her vehicle Tuesday morning. We’re told the pickup truck driver who hit her vehicle didn’t notice traffic was stopped on this very foggy morning.

It happened on SR-62 at the intersection of Epworth Road in Warrick County around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Indiana State Police say Sheila Shofstall, 70, of Chandler, was stopped behind a tractor-trailer at a red light. Vernon Kepp, 44, of Washington, was driving a pickup truck pulling a utility trailer when he struck Shofstall’s vehicle, pushing it into the rear of the tractor-trailer. The utility trailer on Kepp’s pickup truck also sideswiped the tractor-trailer.

(Photo courtesy of Sgt. Todd Ringle)

Shofstall was pronounced dead at the scene. Both Kepp and the driver of the tractor-trailer were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The eastbound lanes of SR 62 between I-69 and Epworth Road were closed for approximately 3 ½ hours while troopers investigated the crash. The investigation is continuing.

(This story was originally published March 16, 2021)

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