Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8:10 PM
Gibson County – This afternoon at approximately 3:08 p.m., Indiana State Police and several other law enforcement agencies responded to a three vehicle crash on US 41 at CR 100 West that critically injured one driver.
Preliminary investigation revealed two vehicles were stopped at a traffic signal on US 41 southbound at CR 100 West.
A tractor-trailer driven by Kent Hayenga, 66, of Linn Grove, IA, was traveling southbound when for unknown reasons failed to stop and collided into the rear of the two stopped vehicles. The tractor-trailer initially collided into a 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor and then into a 2016 Ford Fiesta.
Devin Cyr, 20, of Remington, IN, was driving the Mitsubishi. Cyr was trapped inside his vehicle and had to be extricated by Princeton Fire Department. Cyr was taken to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville where he is currently being treated for life threatening injuries.
Dylan Barnes, 22, of Mt. Carmel, IL, was driving the Ford Fiesta. He was taken to St. Vincent Hospital where he is currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The Ford Fiesta and Mitsubishi Endeavor were totaled.
Hayenga was not injured.
US 41 southbound was closed for approximately three hours while troopers investigated this crash.
The investigation is continuing.
Investigating Officer: Master Trooper Gary Goodman, Indiana State Police
Assisting Agencies: Gibson County Sheriff’s Department, Princeton Police, Ft. Branch Police and Princeton Fire Department
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SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Evansville District 35