Name released of person killed in fatal Pike Co. wreck - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Name released of person killed in fatal Pike Co. wreck

Tuesday morning, around 8:30 a.m., Indiana State Police and Pike County Sheriff's Department responded to a three-vehicle crash at S.R. 64 and S.R. 257 that killed a 54-year-old Velpen man.

Officials say the preliminary investigation revealed Joan Pritt, 77, of Velpen, was driving her 2006 Toyota Matrix northbound on S.R. 257 when she disregarded the stop sign at S.R. 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.

Authorities say the driver of the Mustang, Jerry Alvey, 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. 

The investigation is continuing.

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