Three people killed in Sunday morning accident

WTHI Photo, David Essex
WTHI Photo, David Essex

GREENE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Three people are killed after an early morning accident Sunday.

Indiana State Police of the Bloomington Post were called to a car versus deer crash on Interstate 69.

When police arrived, they found a Honda Civic, an inverted Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck, and debris on the road.

After investigation, police found the driver of the Honda was 46-year-old David Rinehart.

His vehicle hit a deer causing the car to come to a stop on the outside shoulder of the road.

Police say the Honda was hit by 19-year-old Mason Hartkey’s pickup truck.

They say it’s unknown why the truck left the road.

ISP says the crash killed 46-year-old David Rinehart, 74-year-old Ruth Rinehart, and 17-year-old Sophie Rinehart all of Newburgh.

18-year-old Josie Rinehart of Newburgh survived the crash, and was taken to IU Health Bloomington for cuts and abrasions.

Mason Hartkey was taken to IU Health for a fractured arm.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.