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VCSO: Fatal Crash on US 41 at Hillsdale Road in Vanderburgh Co.

VCSO: Fatal Crash on US 41 at Hillsdale Road in Vanderburgh Co.

Bill Stephens

August 15th, 2016


On Sunday, August 14, 2016 at approximately 4:47pm the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection if US Highway 41 and E. Hillsdale Road upon report of crash involving three motor vehicles.

According to authorities, on scene investigation and witness statements indicated that a black 2010 Ford Fusion 4-door driven by 19 year old Bailey R. Crowell, of Evansville, had been traveling east on E. Hillsdale Road before entering the intersection at US 41. The Fusion struck a black 2001 Toyota 4Runner SUV driven by 73 year old Robert E. Turner, of Huntingburg, that was traveling north on US 41. The force of the collision caused the 4Runner to roll over several times before striking a black 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUV driven by 40 year old John J. Bringman Jr. of Evansville.

The sheriff’s office reports the driver of the 4Runner, 73 year old Robert E. Turner died at the scene of the crash. Three passengers from the 4Runner and the driver of the Fusion were transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Pursuant to state law regarding crashes involving serious bodily injury or death, the drivers of the Fusion and Cherokee both consented to a post-accident blood draw. The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office will perform toxicology testing on the deceased. The investigation will remain open pending a full crash reconstruction and toxicology results.

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(Image: Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff’s Office)

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