Fiery fatal crash on I-69

(photo from Washington Times Herald/

   Traffic was backed up and the north and southbound lanes of I-69 at mile marker 68 were closed last night following a fatal accident.  The accident involved one vehicle. Daviess County Sheriff Gary Allison reported that the vehicle struck the base of an overpass, and burst into flames. Crews from several area fire departments as well as State Police and the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department were on the scene for several hours to clean up the wreck.  According to the Sheriff, one person was believed to be involved in the vehicle, and the coroner was called to the scene.  Reports are the person who died was a woman.  After an autopsy is performed, it’s expected that authorities will release the name of the deceased.