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Names of victims involved in deadly east side scooter accident revealed

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Two people involved in a serious accident Wednesday afternoon have died of their injuries.

Crews responded to an accident on Covert Avenue between Hicks and Professional Boulevard that involved a pickup truck with three people inside and two people riding a scooter.

Evansville Police say 26-year-old Heather Johnson and 42-year-old Joel Elliott were on the scooter, were taken to St. Mary's with serious injuries where they later died. 

No one in the truck was injured.

Witnesses told police that the scooter lost control and was laid down on the road. The truck was behind them and struck them both. There was no time to stop.

The driver of the truck had to submit a BAC test per state law, but there is no suspicion of alcohol use.

Authorities had the road shut down for a few hours so they could reconstruct the accident.

Officials say the road conditions made it difficult for them to determine what happened since there were no skid marks because of the snow.

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