UPDATE: Authorities release name of wrong way driver in deadly crash Friday on Hwy. 41
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The name of the victim involved in a deadly head on collision Friday morning has been released.
According to the Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office, 43-year-old Larry Pennell died at the scene of the crash that happened just before 3:30 a.m. Friday.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to the area of Baseline Road and U.S. 41 in reference to a head-on crash between two vehicles.
Deputies say when they arrived, they found both vehicles with heavy front end damage.
According to a release, an initial investigation determined that one of the involved vehicles matched the description of an earlier report of a wrong way vehicle. That car was reported to be traveling northbound in the southbound lanes on N. U.S. Hwy 41.
Officials say that call was received one minute before the crash happened.
VCSO says Pennell was driving the wrong way and died on scene. The other driver, who’s name and age have not been released at this time, was seriously injured and taken to a local emergency room for life saving procedures and toxicology testing.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the crash.
We will update this story as it develops.
You can watch our live coverage, just minutes after the crash below.
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