News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 30, 2013

UPDATE: West Terre Haute man killed in two-vehicle crash

Staff Report
The Tribune-Star

WEST TERRE HAUTE — Police have identified the people involved in this morning’s fatal crash of two vehicles west of West Terre Haute on National Avenue (formerly U.S. 40) at Darwin Road.

Police believe a car driven by Taylor Davis, 18, of Terre Haute, pulled into the path of a van driven by Mike A. Heyen, 55, of West Terre Haute. The collision caused Heyen’s vehicle to enter the median and overturn, according to police. Heyen was ejected from the van and died at the scene.

Accident reconstruction experts believe the primary cause of the accident was Davis’ failure to yield.

The accident remains under investigation. Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to have been a factor, police said.