1 dead, 23 hurt in van crash on I-69 in southwestern Indiana

25 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

1 dead, 23 hurt in van crash on I-69 in southwestern Indiana.

MACKEY, Ind. – A van overloaded with 24 people headed to a factory overturned on an interstate in Indiana on Thursday, killing one passenger and injuring all of the others, authorities said. There were 24 people inside a passenger van when a tire blew out and caused a roll-over wreck on Interstate 69 on Thursday afternoon, killing one person and injuring 23 others. The van carried people who were traveling from Washington, Indiana, to Evansville for work at a factory, according to the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office. The wreck took place about three miles north of the Warrick-Gibson county line, in the southbound lanes of the highway near the Fort Branch/Mackey exit around 3:30 p.m. The number of injuries prompted a callout of multiple fire departments and ambulance agencies, Vanoven said, describing the scene as “chaotic.” Three passengers were flown to Evansville hospitals, he said.

There was no information readily available on the age of the passengers or driver. “We went ahead and we did a page out for any extra staff willing to come in,” Capehart said. “And we got a good response. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville received nine patients from the crash with “varying degrees of injuries,” said spokesman Randy Capehart told the Evansville Courier & Press.

Gibson General Hospital in Princeton received six patients suffering from headaches, bruises, minor cuts and other injuries, spokesman Jeff Jones said.

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