Preliminary investigation revealed Emily Lengacher, 21, of Cannelburg, was driving her 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt northbound on I-69 near the 40 mile-marker when the right rear tire blew out causing her to lose control. Lengacher’s vehicle entered the median, rolled several times and came to a final rest on the shoulder in the southbound lanes. Lengacher was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected during the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pike County Coroner. The southbound lanes were closed for approximately one-hour while troopers investigated this crash.
Investigating Officer: Trooper Hunter Manning, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officers: Trooper John Davis, Trooper Lucas Zeien and Trooper Brad Mull
Assisting Agencies: Pike County Sheriff’s Department and Petersburg Police
INDIANA STATE POLICE
AUGUST 29, 2014