Washington Man Killed, Huntingburg Man Airlifted After Jeep Hits Moped


KNOX COUNTY -- A Washington man is dead, and a Huntingburg man is seriously hurt following a moped crash.

It happened Thursday night on U.S. 41 in Knox County.

State Police say a Bicknell woman was driving her Jeep north on US 41 around 9:45 p.m. when she ran into the back of the moped.

She told police she didn’t see it.

The passenger on the moped, 21-year-old Skylar Newton of Washington died at the scene.  He was not wearing a helmet.

22-year-old Robert Vaquero of Huntingburg was airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville with serious injuries.

The driver of the Jeep wasn’t hurt.

An investigation has revealed the moped’s rear taillight was not lit up at the time of the crash.