Victim identified in deadly S.R. 57 crash

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VANDERBURGH CO, Ind (WEHT) The victim in Thursday’s fatal crash on S.R. 57 has been identified as Lillian Gardner, 16, of Evansville. Her autopsy has been rescheduled for Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear says she died at the scene.

The sheriff’s office says a preliminary investigation indicated the Jeep driven by Gardner was traveling south on S.R. 57 before wet road conditions caused her vehicle to skid into the path of another driver.

A vigil to be held at Christian Fellowship Church is planned for Sunday at 6 p.m.

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(This story was originally published on October 30, 2020)

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