19-year-old involved in fatal Greene County crash bonds out; set to appear in court next week

Mason Hartke
Mason Hartke

GREENE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – The 19-year-old who was involved in a fatal Greene County crash bonded out over the weekend.

According to the Indiana State Police, a 2015 Honda Civic, driven by 46-year-old David Rinehart, was traveling on Nov. 14 southbound on I-69 when it struck a deer. After hitting the animal, Rinehart pulled his vehicle onto the outside shoulder, coming to a stop.

Later, an approaching 2006 Chevy Colorado traveling southbound, driven by 19-year-old Mason Hartke, left the southbound lanes, entered the outside shoulder and struck the Civic. It’s unknown at this time what caused the truck to leave the southbound lanes.

The driver of the Civic, David Rinehart, as well as passengers 74-year-old Ruth Rinehart and 17-year-old Sophie Rinehart were killed as a result of the accident. Jose Rinehart, 18, another passenger in the vehicle was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital with cuts and abrasions.

Officials report Hartke turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He then bonded out with a $60,000 bond with 10 percent allowed.

The Greene County Prosecutor’s Officer believes Hartke will be in court next week.