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Press Release #031615(11)-Double Fatality Accident

On March 14, 2015 at approximately 9:37 pm, Police responded to East 42nd Street and Armstrong for a Motor Vehicle Accident.  Upon arrival, Police learned one of the drivers involved in the accident was deceased.  Sgt Korby Kennedy and Officer Steven Quade with the Traffic Unit and Detective Jeremy Cannady with the Criminal Investigation Division responded to conduct an investigation.


The Investigation revealed a silver 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, operated by Gary Lewis Findley DOB 8-29-58, was traveling south on Armstrong at a high rate of speed.  A 2014 Blue Chevrolet Cruise, operated by Jerry Howard Lohse DOB 11-16-43, was traveling north on Armstrong and began to turn west onto East 42nd Street.  The vehicles collided in the intersection.


Lohse was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Kay Longest.  Findley was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.  Findley succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and was pronounced deceased.  No autopsies were ordered for either victim.


There is no other information available to be released at this time as the crash is still under investigation.