The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a car accident that killed an 81-year-old individual Tuesday. The crash occurred at the intersection of North Curry Pike and West Vernal Pike, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.
Officers responded to a two-vehicle accident with injury at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday. They located two single-occupant cars; an 81-year-old Bloomington resident drove a Honda CRV and a 24-year-old individual from Springville drove a Chevy Silverado.
The victim was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital and died from injuries due to the crash.
According to the press release, the preliminary crash investigation based on witness testimony indicated that the driver of the Chevy Silverado disregarded a traffic signal while traveling southbound on Curry Pike, colliding with the Honda CRV which was turning west onto Vernal Pike from Curry Pike.
The crash is still under investigation.