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Two Killed After Moped Struck By Pickup Truck
Updated August 8, 2017 6:54 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(IRELAND) - Two people were killed when the moped they were on was struck by a pickup truck Saturday night west of Ireland.

According to an Indiana State Police report at 9:35 p.m., 27-year-old Benjamin Braunecker of Jasper was traveling eastbound on State Road 56, east of County Road 600 West, when he encountered a moped with two riders, stopped in the roadway.

Braunecker was unable to avoid the moped and struck them with his 1995 Dodge Ram dragging the moped almost 200 feet before coming to a stop.

One rider was thrown from the moped, the second was pinned under the truck.

26-year-old James Posey of Jasper and his passenger was pronounced dead at the scene by the Dubois County Coroner's Office.

The passenger, 25-year-old Ashley Stephens of Jasper was transported to Memorial Hospital where she died a short time after arriving.

The crash remains under investigation by Indiana State Police crash reconstructionists.

State Police was assisted by the Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Ireland Fire Department, Memorial Hospital EMS, and the Dubois County Coroner's Office.

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