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*Updated 1:45pm August 6, 2012:
Posey County – Monday morning, August 6, at approximately 8:56 a.m., Indiana State Police and Posey County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single vehicle crash on I-64 at the 7 mile-marker that killed an Illinois woman.
Preliminary investigation revealed Carolyn Turner, 65, of Grayville, IL, was driving her 2007 Ford F150 pickup truck eastbound on I-64 at the 7 mile-marker. Turner had just passed a semi and moved back into the driving lane when her vehicle started to drift off the roadway on the right. Turner attempted to get her vehicle completely back onto the roadway, but she overcorrected and lost control. The vehicle left the roadway on the right side and traveled approximately 200 feet before overturning onto a highway sign. The truck’s cab was crushed during the rollover causing the fatal injury. Turner was pronounced dead at the scene by the Posey County Coroner. She was wearing a seat belt.
An autopsy will be conducted. The investigation is continuing.
• Carolyn Turner, 65, Grayville, IL (Family has been notified)
Investigating Officers: Trooper Matt Jacobs and Trooper Brad Miller
Assisting Agencies: Posey County Sheriff’s Department, Poseyville Fire Department and
Posey County Coroner’s Office
Posey County - The Indiana State Police is currently investigating a fatal crash on I-64 at the 7 mile-marker. The crash occurred at approximately 8:56 a.m. and involved one vehicle. Preliminary investigation revealed a Ford pickup truck was eastbound and had just passed a semi. The Ford pickup had moved back into the driving lane when it started to drift off the roadway. The driver of the pickup overcorrected when she attempted to get her vehicle back onto the roadway and lost control. The pickup truck left the roadway on the right and traveled approximately 200 feet before overturning onto a highway sign. The cab was crushed during the rollover, which caused the fatal injury. She was wearing a seat belt. Poseyville Fire Department had to extricate the driver from the vehicle. We are currently attempting to notify her family.
SOURCE: Indiana State Police