VINCENNES — An arrest warrant was issued Friday by the Knox County Prosecutor’s Office for a Vincennes man in connection to a fatal crash that occurred in June.

The warrant was issued for 27-year-old Joshua Roark on two counts of causing death while driving under the influence of a schedule I or II controlled substance (methamphetamine), a level 4 felony.

The connected crash occurred June 12 and resulted in the deaths of John and Rita Buck, both 71, from Freelandville.

Indiana State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on SR 159 north of Bicknell during the afternoon and originally a news release stated that Roark was traveling southbound on SR 159 when he drove left of center for unknown reasons.

His vehicle collided head-on with the Jeep driven by John Buck who was traveling northbound approximately half-a-mile north of Brocksmith Road. His wife, Rita Buck, was a passenger in the car.

John and Rita were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Roark was airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville with serious injuries

Further investigation by Indiana State Police revealed Roark was under the influence of methamphetamine. Roark turned himself in at the Knox County Jail where he posted bond and was later released.

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