DATE: Friday, December 02, 2016
SUBJECT: Fatal Crash on North US 41 at Volkman Road
RELEASE NUMBER: 2016-NR-091
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Friday, December 02, 2016 at approximately 2:44pm the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office responded to the intersection of US Highway 41 and Volkman Road upon report of a crash involving two motor vehicles, one of which had overturned.
On scene investigation and witness statements indicated that a grey Dodge Ram pick-up truck had been traveling west on Volkman Road before entering the intersection at US 41. The pick-up truck then collided with a white work van that was traveling south on US 41. The force of the collision caused the pick-up truck to roll over.
The driver of the Dodge Ram pick-up, Mr. Steven Michael Pfingston, died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the van was transported to an area emergency room for immediate medical care after firefighters with the Scott Township Fire Department and McCutchanville Fire Department extricated him from his vehicle.
Pursuant to state law regarding crashes involving serious bodily injury or death, the driver of the work van consented to a post-accident blood draw. The Vanderburgh County Coroner's Office will perform toxicology testing on the deceased. The investigation will remain open pending a full crash reconstruction and toxicology results.
Southbound traffic will remain restricted to one lane until approximately 5:45pm while the crash scene is cleared of debris.
Steven Michael Pfingston, 22, of Spottsville, KY.
Jeremy Joseph Crochet, 24, of Boonville, IN.
Pictured above: Crash scene on US 41 at Volkman Road.