Officials identify victims in fatal Posey Co. crash

Officials identify victims in fatal Posey Co. crash
Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 9:59 PM CST
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POSEY CO., Ind. (WFIE) - The Posey County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash Tuesday night where two people died and one was taken to the hospital.

On Wednesday, officials announced Christopher Wagner and Justus Ricketts were killed in the crash. A passenger in the vehicle, Daniel Powell was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

Officials with the sheriff’s department say evidence from the crash shows the three were traveling on West Franklin Road at a high rate of speed as the vehicle rounded a curve.

They say the vehicle then went off the road and hit a tree. Wagner was thrown from the truck and Powell was partially thrown.

According to the sheriff’s department, Rickett was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be rescued out of it.

Officials say Powell’s condition is unknown at this time.

We will update this story as we learn more.