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Names released: Three reported dead following crash on 164

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We are learning new information on the deadly car accident that claimed the lives of three people. It happened about 6:15 p.m. Friday night on I-164 just north of the Lloyd Expressway.

The three victims are 17-year-old Sylvia Fischer of Owensville, 8-year-old William Dunn of Princeton, and 36-year-old Jennifer Ross of Princeton.

Stacy Dunn says he woke up Saturday with the news that his sister Jennifer was killed in a horrific three car accident.

Stacy says, "Jennifer was just a loving, caring mother to all, and she's going to be greatly missed by her family and friends."

Stacy's cousin, Alvin Dunn, lost his 8-year-old son William, who was riding in the same car as Jennifer. Alvin says William had cerebral palsy.

Evansville Police are still investigating why the driver, Sylvia Fischer, crossed over the median into the southbound lane crashing head-on into the SUV that carried Jennifer and William.

Subsequently, a third vehicle crashed.

EPD PIO Officer Karen Kajmowicz says they do not believe Fischer was using a cell phone, and say the autopsy will help them figure out if she was using controlled subsances, or if she had a medical condition among many possibilities. 

Kajmowicz says the stretch on I-164 can be very dangerous for accidents.

"Vehicles are travelling at a high rate of speed - it's 60 miles per hour, and we're lucky if people are going the speed limit - so any collision in that area is going to be a severe collision."

The two other passengers in the SUV, including Jennifer Ross' husband, remain at Saint Mary's hospital. The man driving the truck sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Kajmowicz says accident reconstructionists are still working to learn more about the collision, and autopsies began Saturday evening for Fischer, Dunn, and Ross.

We'll keep you updated on any new developments.

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