WHAT: Fatal Traffic Crash
WHERE: Poland Rd to Stateline Road (Vermilion County)
WHEN: August 6th, 2019 at 12:24 p.m.
VEHICLES: Unit 1: 2006, Gray Pontiac G6
Unit 2: 2016, Black Ford Escape
DRIVERS: Unit 1: Female 19
Unit 2: Male, 20, Covington, IN
PASSENGERS: Unit 1: None
Unit 2: Female, Covington, IN
PRELIMINARY: According to the preliminary crash investigation, Unit 1 failed to yield at the T intersection of Poland Rd and Stateline Road. Unit 1 was turning north onto Stateline Road when it was struck on the driver side by unit 2 driving south on Stateline Road. The front left of unit 2 struck the driver side of unit 1. Unit 1 came to rest in the east ditch and unit 2 came to rest in the middle of the road.
The driver of Unit 1 was pronounced deceased on scene. The Vermilion County Coroner will release the name of the deceased once next of kin notification has been completed.
TRANSPORTS: The driver and passenger of unit 2 were transported to a local area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.