Update (May 5, 2016): Toxicology results show that the driver of the car, Andre Devant, was intoxicated at the time of the crash with a BAC of .19%, which is over two times the legal limit in Indiana. Devant also tested positive for marijuana. Toxicology results also showed that Margaret Guinn had a BAC of .22%. The results on Alexander Benge are still pending at this time.
VERSAILLES, Ind. (April 5, 2016) — Indiana State Police say three people died after a two-vehicle crash in southeastern Indiana Tuesday morning.
Indiana State Police Sergeant Stephen Wheeles says the triple-fatality crash happened about 1:30 a.m. near U.S. 50 and 300 West in Ripley County in southeastern Indiana. The crash involved a semi and a car; according to police, preliminary investigation showed the car disregarded a stop sign and turned in front of the oncoming semi.
The driver of the car, Andre Devant, 31, Cincinnati, was killed as a result of the crash. His passengers, Margaret A. Guinn, 31, and Aaliyah Guinn, 3, also died. The driver of the truck, Alexander K. Benge, 37, Shoals, Ind., was trapped in his vehicle and eventually taken to a Batesville hospital. He has since been released.
The crash closed the road for nearly 10 hours while police investigated and crews cleaned up the scene. Police say the crash remains under investigation.