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[ISP] Pike County Fatal Crash on SR 64
Start Date: 1/29/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 1/29/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description

Pike County – Tuesday morning, January 29, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Indiana State Police and Pike County Sheriff’s Department responded to a three-vehicle crash at S.R. 64 and S.R. 257 that killed a 54-year-old Velpen man.

Preliminary investigation revealed Joan Pritt, 77, of Velpen, was driving her 2006 Toyota Matrix northbound on S.R. 257 when she disregarded the stop sign at S.R. 64. Her vehicle entered the intersection and collided into a 2006 Freightliner tractor-trailer that was traveling eastbound on SR 64. Upon impact, the trailer was pushed left of center and into the path of a westbound 2003 Ford Mustang. The driver of the Mustang, Jerry Alvey, 54, of Velpen, was pronounced dead at the scene. Pritt was air-lifted to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville where she is currently being treated for serious injuries. The truck driver, Leonard Gogel, 48, of Birdseye, was not injured. The investigation is continuing.

• Jerry Alvey, Velpen, IN (Family has been notified)

Investigating Officer: Master Trooper Frank Coleman, Master Trooper Paul Bastin,
Master Trooper Randy Huddleston and Trooper Aaron Kaucher

Assisting Agency: Pike County Sheriff’s Department

Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Todd Ringle
Phone: 812-454-4490
Pike Co. Fatal Crash
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    Police, Indiana State

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