Name released of motorcycle driver killed in Vanderburgh Co. crash

Highway reopened after fatal car crash
Highway reopened after fatal car crash
Published: Sep. 28, 2021 at 8:26 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly crash.

It happened Tuesday just before 7:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Highway 66 at Detroy Road.

Deputies say they arrived to find a motorcycle in the median and a car in a nearby ditch.

They say the driver of the motorcycle was killed, and the driver of the car was taken to the hospital with non- life threatening injuries.

The coroner says the driver was 48-year-old John Hatfield.

Deputies say witnesses told them the motorcycle driver was speeding and driving aggressively.

The westbound lanes of Hwy 66 were closed for two hours.

Deputies say there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs during the initial scene investigation.

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