Police: 3 dead after car, semitrailer crash near Versailles

VERSAILLES, Ind. (AP) — A Cincinnati, Ohio, woman and her daughter were among three people who died after the car they were traveling in collided with a semitrailer early Tuesday in southeastern Indiana, Indiana State Police said.

The crash happened occurred about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in Ripley County, about 40 miles west of Cincinnati. All three — 31-year-old Margaret A. Guinn, 3-year-old Aaliyah Guinn and the driver of the car, Andre N. Devant, 31, also of Cincinnati — were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semitrailer, Alexander K. Benge, 37, of Shoals, Indiana, briefly was trapped inside his cab and was released after treatment at a hospital, Sgt. Stephen Wheeles said.

Devant was southbound on a county road approaching U.S. 50 when he failed to stop at a stop sign and pulled into the path of the semitrailer, which struck the passenger side of the car, Wheeles said. The collision forced both vehicles to leave the roadway and roll before coming to a stop, he said.

The semitrailer was carrying sheets of drywall that spilled in the crash. The highway was closed for nearly 10 hours for investigation and cleanup, Wheeles said.

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