Troopers investigate single-vehicle fatal crash on I-64, five children injured

POSEY CO. – On Friday, May 14, at approximately 8 p.m. Indiana State Police, Posey County Sheriff’s Office, Posey County EMS, and multiple fire departments responded to a single-vehicle crash on I-64 at the 3 mile-marker that claimed the life of an Evansville mother and injured five of her children.

Preliminary investigation revealed 32-year-old Whitney Steverson, of Evansville, was driving a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck and traveling east in the driving lane on I-64 at the 3 mile-marker when she swerved into the passing lane and toward the median to avoid rear-ending another vehicle.

Steverson attempted to steer away from the median but overcorrected. Her vehicle crossed both eastbound lanes, left the roadway on the south side, rolled, and came to a final rest on its side.

Steverson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Posey County Coroner. Steverson’s five children were injured. Jermaine Johnson, Jr., 11, and Ah’myah Roach, 12, were taken to Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville where they are currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Ja’myah Johnson, 11, and Ah’mere Roach, 12, were taken to Deaconess Midtown Hospital where they are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Jas’marie Johnson, 3, was originally taken to Deaconess Midtown Hospital, but she was later transported to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis for serious injuries.

The investigation is on-going.

Investigating Officers: Trooper Zack Fulton, Sergeant Kylen Compton and Master Trooper Randy Huddleston, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agencies: Posey County Sheriff’s Office, Posey Co. EMS, Griffin Fire Department, New Harmony Fire Department, Poseyville Fire Department, and the Posey County Coroner.

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