INNOCENT VICTIMS KILLED BY IMPAIRED DRIVERS IN HENDRICKS COUNTY INDIANA
Brittany Fields was a passenger in a car driven by her husband on Father’s Day 2018 when their vehicle was struck from behnd by Kristen McGuinness. McGuinness had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .15%.
The vehicle that Brittany was in with her husband rolled numerous times and Brittany was ejected.
Brittany spent 45 days in the hospital before her family made the difficult decision to remove her from life support. Brittany’s death left a one year old child motherless.
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Kayley Mathers was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Jordan Platt.
Platt had been drinking, had marijuana in his system, and he was traveling at 108 miles per hour when he crashed.
Kayley was killed instantly.
Elizabeth Tate was on her way home from work when a vehicle driven by Jon Sweazy, going the wrong way on I-74, hit her car head on. Sweazy had marijuana and alcohol in his system when he killed Elizabeth instantly. Sweazy’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was over twice the legal limit.
Sweazy was also killed in the crash.
Nathan Gentry was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 17 year-old Chris Hubbard.
Hubbard had marijuana in his system, a BAC of .066% and was speeding when he crashed his car into a tree.
Nathan was killed instantly. Hubbard and three other teens were badly injured. Hubbard was tried and convicted in juvenile court.
Ron Stroud was on his way home from work at 4:30 in the afternoon. His car was hit broadside by Eric Taylor.
Taylor’s BAC was.21%. Almost three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
Ron was pronounced dead at the scene.
Taylor had previous convictions for drunk driving.
Jill Guthrie was on her way to the store when her car was hit broadside by a vehicle driven by Justin Land.
Land had cocaine in his system.
Jill was killed instantly.
Land had his 5 year-old daughter in the vehicle with him at the time of the crash.
Damon Comer was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Michael Bosworth.
Bosworth was driving 90 miles per hour and had a BAC of .09% when he lost control of his car and hit a telephone pole, killing Damon instantly.
Bosworth was critically injured, but survived.