ISP investigate fatal crash at SR 64 and SR 257
PIKE COUNTY – At approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Indiana State Police and the Pike County Sheriff’s Department responded to a three-vehicle crash at SR 64 and SR 257 that killed a 54-year-old Velpen man.
A preliminary investigation revealed Joan Pritt, 77, of Velpen, was driving her 2006 Toyota Matrix northbound on SR 257 when she disregarded the stop sign at SR 64. Her vehicle entered the intersection and collided into a 2006 Freightliner tractor-trailer that was traveling eastbound on SR 64. Upon impact, the trailer was pushed left of center and into the path of a westbound 2003 Ford Mustang.
The driver of the Mustang, Jerry Aley, 54, of Velpen, was pronounced dead at the scene. Pritt was air-lifted to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, where she is currently being treated for serious injuries. The truck driver, Leonard Gogel, 48, of Birdseye, was not injured.
SR 64 was closed for several hours while the accident scene was cleared. The investigation is continuing.