VCSO: Driver dies following two-vehicle collision near S.R. 57 on Wed.

3 others injured, car severed in crash near intersection of S.R. 57 and Kansas Rd.

VCSO: Driver dies following two-vehicle collision near S.R. 57 on Wed.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - One of the people hospitalized after the two-vehicle collision that happened at the intersection of State Road 57 and Kansas Road on Wednesday evening has died.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this information on Thursday evening.

Authorities told 14 News the accident resulted in four people being sent to the hospital.

Officials tell 14 News the wreck was a two-car accident involving a passenger car and a van. Officials say this happened slightly after 5 p.m.

According to the sheriff’s office, part of the area was temporarily closed due to the crash. The roadway has since reopened.

Deputies tell 14 News that 34-year-old Olivier Elize was traveling south in a red-colored car on State Road 57 when it reportedly lost control and collided with the minivan.

The sheriff’s office says Elize sped through a red light after hitting a patch of snow, which caused the collision. Deputies say the impact severed the car in half and ejected the driver from the vehicle.

Officials say Elize was taken to Deaconess Midtown Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Vanderburgh County Coroner Steve Lockyear confirms that Elize died as result of his injuries.

Authorities say all three occupants in the van suffered non-life threatening injuries.

VCSO officials say they believe alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.

The crash remains under investigation.

Dispatch confirms an accident with multiple injuries occurred along State Road 57 and Kansas Road on Wednesday evening.
Dispatch confirms an accident with multiple injuries occurred along State Road 57 and Kansas Road on Wednesday evening. (Source: WFIE)

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