UPDATE: Names released in connection to fatal Vigo County crash Thursday


VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of those involved in a fatal two-car collision Thursday afternoon at IN-63 and West Trinity Avenue in northern Vigo County.

According to a release from Sheriff John Plasse, a pickup truck driven by 19-year-old Earl Kelsheimer of West Terre Haute was heading westbound on Trinity Avenue when it attempted to cross SR 63. The truck crossed the northbound lanes and stopped in the median.

Kelsheimer told deputies that he did not see any oncoming traffic, so he proceeded west, crashing into a southbound passenger car.

The driver of the passenger car, 32-year-old Alexander Rodie of West Terre Haute, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kelsheimer and a passenger in the car, Victoria Donna, were both taken to Union Hospital for treatment.

This investigation is ongoing. Follow mywabashvalley.com for updates.

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