AVON, Ind. – A man has been arrested on two reckless homicide charges in connection with a deadly crash in Avon on Tuesday.
Two people were killed in the 11-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 36 and County Road 625 East. Three others were taken to an area hospital.
On Wednesday, the victims were identified as Gerald Legan and his wife Rhonda Legan, both 80, of Danville.
One other person remains hospitalized with serious injuries.
Avon Schools tweeted one of their school buses was involved, but no students were on board at the time. The bus driver is OK.
Police say the man arrested in the crash, 62-year-old Danny Williams of Knightstown, was the driver of a dump truck involved in the crash.
The area was closed to traffic for several hours as crews cleared the scene and investigated, but it has since been reopened.
**FATALITY CRASH ARREST**
Avon officers have arrested the driver of a dump truck involved in today’s fatal crash on US Hwy 36 and CR 625 East. Danny Williams, a 62 year old Knightstown, IN resident has been arrested this evening with 2 counts of reckless homicide at this time pic.twitter.com/tHMgIZkQ5O
— Avon Indiana Police (@AvonPolice) September 4, 2019
Officers are on the scene of a fatality accident involving 10 vehicles at the intersection of US Hwy 36 and CR 625 East.
The roadway is closed at this time, so please plan your travel accordingly. pic.twitter.com/VOD72jIBw7
— Avon Indiana Police (@AvonPolice) September 3, 2019
ALERT FROM ACSC: This afternoon one of our school buses was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on U.S. 36 and C.R. 625 East. No students were on the bus–bus driver is okay. Area is shut down & affecting bus routes Use Here Comes the Bus to monitor your child’s bus location.
— Avon Schools (@OrioleTweets) September 3, 2019