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first_imgCrash Claims 3 Members of Newburgh FamilyNOVEMBER 13TH, 2016 LAUREN LESLIE INDIANA Early Sunday morning, Indiana State Police responded to a car-deer crash on I-69 near the 103-mile marker. When a trooper arrived on scene there was a large amount of debris in the roadway as well as a passenger car and an inverted pickup truck.Troopers on scene determined that a 2015 Honda Civic, driven by David Rinehart, 46 of Newburgh was traveling southbound on I-69 and had struck a deer causing the Honda to pull onto the outside shoulder and stop.Afterward, a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck driven by Mason Hartkey, 19 of Jasper, was traveling southbound on I69 approaching Rinehart’s location when, for unknown reasons, the truck left the southbound lanes of traffic and entered the outside shoulder, striking the parked Honda.The crash resulted in the deaths of David Rinehart, 46, Ruth Rinehart, 74 and Sophie Rinehart, 17, all of Newburgh. Another passenger in the Honda, Josie Rinehart, 18, also of Newburgh, suffered cuts and abrasions and was transported to IU Health Bloomington. Hartkey was transported to IU Health for a fractured arm.The Rinehart family was traveling home from Indianapolis.  Sophie Rinehart was a member of Castle High School’s Marching Knights. The band was in Indy for the “Bands of America” Competition over the weekend. Castle’s Band Directors issued the following statement on social media…“With incredibly heavy hearts, it saddens us to confirm that the Rinehart family and the Castle Band Family suffered a tragedy on the way home from Indianapolis. David Rinehart, his mother, and Sophie Rinehart were taken from our world in a car accident. Josie is in the hospital in Bloomington.More information will follow throughout the day to our band students and families as we are communicating with the principals, counselors and the Warrick County School people that work on situations like this.Monday beginning of school – There will be counselors who specialize in this type of grief to meet with students. Please be respectful to their family in the upcoming days through social media posts. Please hug, cry, laugh, sing, and pray for each other today..and the next day…and every day….that’s what the Rinehart’s would want us to do.” -Mr. Dean and Mr. EiflerFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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