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Two Killed In Interstate Collision

Last updated on Friday, March 26, 2010

(CROTHERSVILLE, IN) - Two people were killed early Wednesday on Interstate 65 in Scott County near the Jackson County line.

Police reports indicate that 82-year-old Willard Vanessen of Grand Rapids, Michigan was driving south along I-65 near when his vehicle veered off the road for unknown reasons and struck a parked, unoccupied van.

Vanessen's vehicle then spun around in the driving lane and was struck head-on by 20-year-old Ricky E. Butcher of Austin.

Vanessen's wife, Arlene was pronounced dead at the scene with Butcher later dying at a Louisville hospital.

Vanessen suffered multiple injuries in the wreck.

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