Owensboro Man Killed in Fatal Wreck on Twin Bridges
South bound traffic was impacted for nearly four hours after a wreck on the twin bridges in Henderson. The wreck killed, Joseph E. Revlett from Owensboro. Here's what we know.
Kentucky State Police troopers are currently reconstructing a two vehicle wreck which claimed the life of one man. Troopers were notified around 5:30 a.m. by Henderson County authorities requesting help with the investigation.
Preliminary investigation reveals around 4:20am Joseph E. Revlett, 36 of Owensboro was traveling south on US 41 when his 1999 Honda Accord stalled in the right lane of the southbound twin bridge. Revlett began pushing his car from the rear while passenger Casey M. Thurman, 25 of Owensboro pushed from the drivers door to help steer the stalled car. Arthur Kampf, 46 of Mt. Vernon, Ind was also on US 41 traveling south on the southbound bridge in a 2015 Ford F-450 truck. Kampf was unable to see the stalled vehicle in time and ran into the rear killing Revlett. The collision threw Thurman away from the car and into the left lane of the southbound bridge.
Thurman was taken by ambulance to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville where she sustained injuries to her shoulder, arm and legs.
Kampf was utilizing his seatbelt and was not injured.
Kentucky State Police troopers were assisted by KSP’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division; Henderson County Coroner’s Office, Henderson County Sheriff’s Department, Henderson Police Department and Henderson City Fire Department.
Joe and I did a lot of work together with Shelby's Wheel & Tire in Owensboro, and he was always nice and smiling when I walked in. I just can't believe he's gone. He was one of the good ones for sure, and my thoughts and prayers, are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
Condolences are already pouring in on social media.
Obituary for Joseph Edward "Joe" Revlett
Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents, Betty and Charles Sapp, and Jana and Richard Deitz.
Along with his parents, he is survived by his children, Taylor Nikol Revlett, Bailey Lynn Revlett, Sara Beth Revlett, Christopher Joseph Revlett, River Adahy Revlett; his siblings, Chad (Alisan) Revlett, Krystal (Mike) Curtright, Amber (Brandon) Revlett; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Services will be 10:00 am Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory with Brother Roger Chilton and Brother Adam Patterson officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday, and again from 9:00 am to 10:00 am Thursday at the funeral home.
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Revlett. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Joseph Edward “Joe” Revlett at www.haleymcginnis.com.