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UPDATE: Accident victims' names released

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Gatchel man, 19, killed in two-vehicle crash Saturday

TELL CITY – A 19-year-old Gatchel man was killed Saturday night in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Indiana 37 and Indiana 237 just north of Tell City.

According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Wesley Rudd was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which was reported at 6:42 p.m.

Police did not release details of the accident but it appeared Rudd’s Ford truck was traveling north on Indiana 237 and had turned north onto Indiana 37 and collided with a van.

Perry County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh said a passenger in the truck Rudd was driving, 17-year-old Helana Bowman of Owensboro, Ky., was flown to University of Louisville Hospital.

The driver of the van, Betty Rothgerber of Tell City, was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital.

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ORIGINAL POSTING: One person was killed Saturday night in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Indiana 37 and Indiana 237 just north of Tell City. Police have not released the name of the driver of a Ford pickup killed in the crash. Details were still sketchy but it appeared the driver of the truck was traveling north on Indiana 237 and was attempting to turn north onto Indiana 37. The truck crossed into the southbound lane and collided with a van. A passenger in the truck was flown to a Louisville, Ky., hospital. The driver of the van was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital. State police are at the scene and are assisting sheriff's deputies.