Driver involved in deadly Ripley County crash was intoxicated according to toxicology results

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Update (May 5, 2016): Toxicology results show that the driver of the car, Andre Devant, was intoxicated at the time of the crash with a BAC of .19%, which is over two times the legal limit in Indiana. Devant also tested positive for marijuana. Toxicology results also showed that Margaret Guinn had a BAC of .22%. The results on Alexander Benge are still pending at this time.

VERSAILLES, Ind. (April 5, 2016) — Indiana State Police say three people died after a two-vehicle crash in southeastern Indiana Tuesday morning.

Indiana State Police Sergeant Stephen Wheeles says the triple-fatality crash happened about 1:30 a.m. near U.S. 50 and 300 West in Ripley County in southeastern Indiana.  The crash involved a semi and a car; according to police, preliminary investigation showed the car disregarded a stop sign and turned in front of the oncoming semi.

The driver of the car, Andre Devant, 31, Cincinnati, was killed as a result of the crash. His passengers, Margaret A. Guinn, 31, and Aaliyah Guinn, 3, also died. The driver of the truck, Alexander K. Benge, 37, Shoals, Ind., was trapped in his vehicle and eventually taken to a Batesville hospital. He has since been released.

The crash closed the road for nearly 10 hours while police investigated and crews cleaned up the scene. Police say the crash remains under investigation.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.