The following information was sent from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to the Bloomingtonian Monday:
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Double Fatal Accident at S. State Road 37 and Zikes Road Monroe County – Bloomington, IN – On Monday, April 24, 2023, at 3:16 PM, Deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of South State Road 37 and Zikes Road for a reported head on collision.Upon arrival, Deputies located two single occupant vehicles with the drivers entrapped. IU Health Lifeline Ambulance Service and Monroe Fire Protection administered emergency medical care on scene, but it was later determined by the Monroe County Corner’s Office the two drivers died on scene from their injuries.Monroe County Accident Reconstructionist was requested to process the scene. The responding Deputies and the Reconstructionist gathered from witnesses and other evidence that the 2012 White Chevrolet Express Van was traveling south on State Road 37 when it signaled to the right shoulder then suddenly veered left, crossing the median. As a result, a head on collision occurred with a 2015 Black Mercedes Sprinter Van that was traveling north on State Road 37.The names of the drivers will be withheld until the Monroe County Coroner’s Office completes their investigation and notifications.The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office sends our condolences to all the families and community members affected by this tragedy.