Evansville Man Dies When Truck Hits Newburgh Apartment
The Warrick County Coroner has identified the passenger killed when a truck crashed into an apartment building in Newburgh.
Coroner Sarah Seaton identified the victim as 55-year-old Douglas Meuhlbauer.
Seaton told WNIN News that Meuhlbauer died of blunt force trauma to the chest.
The delivery truck crashed into a unit at the Canterbury House Apartments in the 7100 block of Lincoln Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
First responders were able to get the driver out and taken to a hospital, but Meuhlbauer was trapped inside the truck and pronounced dead at the scene.
No one was injured inside the apartment, which was occupied by a woman and two children at the time of the crash.
Nearby apartments were evacuated as a precaution and power was shut off while crews dealt with a risk of collapse.
They asked for assistance from an Evansville Fire Department rescue team.
There was no word on the driver’s identity.