State police identify woman killed in fiery crash on I-69

State police identify woman killed in fiery crash on I-69

DAVIESS CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Indiana State Police have released the identity of the woman killed in a fiery crash on Interstate-69.

The crash happened near the 68-mile marker, just north of the exit heading to Washington, Indiana on around 9:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday.

Troopers say 43-year-old Heather Niemeier, of Evansville, was driving northbound when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a guardrail. We’re told her vehicle overturned and landed in a body of water up against a bridge pillar.

Niemeier was pronounced dead on the scene by the Daviess County Coroner. An autopsy performed on Thursday determined she died of drowning.

Toxicology reports are still pending while state police continue to investigate the crash.

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