UPDATE | Teenager faces charges after crash near Bloomington kil - WDRB 41 Louisville News

UPDATE | Teenager faces charges after crash near Bloomington kills 3, injures 2

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GREENE COUNTY, Ind. (WDRB) -- A teenager is charged in connection with a crash that killed three people near Bloomington.

19-year-old Mason Hartkey of Jasper is charged with DUI and Reckless Homicide.

According to a release, Indiana State Police officers at the Bloomington Post were dispatched on a report of a car crash involving a deer on I-69 early last Sunday morning.

Upon arrival, officers found a large amount of debris in the road, a passenger car, and an inverted pickup truck near the embankment on the west side of the interstate. 

Officials say further investigation revealed 46-year-old David Rinehart of Newburg was traveling southbound on I-69 in a Honda Civic when he struck a deer. Rinehart pulled onto the outside shoulder and stopped. 

Hartkey was traveling southbound on I-69 approaching Rinehart's location in a Chevrolet pickup truck when he left the southbound lane and entered the outside shoulder, for unknown reasons, striking Rinehart's parked car.

David Rinehart, 74-year-old Ruth Rinehart and 17-year-old Sophie Rinehart, all from Newburgh, died as a result of the crash. 

A fourth passenger in the Honda, 18-year-old Josie Rinehart, suffered cuts and abrasions and was transported to the hospital to be treated. 

Hartkey was also transported to the hospital to be treated for a fractured arm. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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