• Nathan Andrews

Troopers Investigate Fatal Crash on SR61 South of Vincennes



UPDATE MONDAY APRIL 8, 2019: The driver has been identified as 38 year old Travis Gilbert of Vincennes. An autopsy is scheduled for today. 

ORIGINAL POST SUNDAY APRIL 7, 2019: Troopers are investigating a fatal crash that happened on State Road 61 in Vincennes on Sunday. 

A preliminary investigation revealed the male driver of a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling southeast on SR 61 near Bierhaus Boulevard when for unknown reasons the vehicle went left of center and left the roadway on the northeast side before striking a tree. After impact, the vehicle caught fire and was engulfed in flames. The driver was unable to escape and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Knox County Coroner.

The driver’s identity will be released when a positive identification is made.

WAKC News will update this story once more becomes available.