A two vehicle crash in Gibson County this weekend proved fatal. Around 7:30 Saturday evening, troopers with the Indiana State Police responded to a fatal two vehicle crash at the old US 41 and CR 225 North.

A preliminary investigation revealed that 19 year old Trevor Watt of Princeton, was driving northbound on old US 41 just north of Princeton and preparing to turn left onto CR 225 North.

Twenty five year old Ashley Sanders of Patoka, was driving at a high rate of speed northbound on old US 41 behind Watt’s vehicle. For unknown reasons, Sander’s failed to notice that Watt’s vehicle was slowing down and collided full speed into its rear.

Watt and his front seat passenger, 20 year old James Gasaway of Haubstadt, were wearing seat belts, but were pronounced dead at the scene.

Sander’s Vehicle

Sanders was not wearing a seat belt and was air-lifted to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville where she is currently being treated for serious injuries.

Old US 41 was closed for approximately 2 ½ hours. The investigation is ongoing, however troopers do believe alcohol was a factor.

Indiana State Police were assisted at the scene by the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department.


*Photos provided by ISP

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