Crash claims the life of Evansville mother and injures 5 children

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POSEY CO, Ind (WEHT) – Indiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash that took the life of an Evansville mother and injured her five children Friday.

First responders were called to the crash scene on I-64 E near the Illinois border in Posey County around 8 p.m.

Police say Whitney Steverson, 32, of Evansville, was heading east in the driving lane of I-64 when she swerved into the passing lane toward the median to avoid rear-ending another vehicle. Officials believe Steverson attempted to steer away from the median but overcorrected, and her vehicle crossed back over both eastbound lanes, left the road and rolled over.

The Posey County Coroner pronounced Steverson dead at the scene.

Four of the five children were taken to Evansville hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. A fifth child was transported to an Indianapolis children’s hospital for serious injuries.

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