BROWN COUNTY, Ind. — A woman is being charged after police say she struck a building killing a male passenger in Nashville, Indiana on June 4.
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Brown County Volunteer Fire Department and IU Health – Lifeline EMS were dispatched to the Brown County IGA a local grocery store in Nashville. Authorities were called around 11 p.m. on June 4 on the report of a vehicle into the building.
During the investigation officers determined that 41-year-old Amanda Beaver struck the building. Beaver was taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital where she was later released into the Brown County Sheriff’s Department custody.
The front-seat passenger of the car, Randall Duncan, was pronounced dead on scene by the Brown County Coroner’s Office.
Investigators believe alcohol is a contributing factor in the deadly crash but the investigation remains ongoing.
Beaver remains in the Brown County Jail on two preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated; resulting in death, a Level 4 Felony and resulting in serious bodily injury, a Level 6 Felony. She’s also being preliminarily charged with endangerment, a Class A Misdemeanor, criminal mischief, a Class A Misdemeanor and criminal recklessness, a Class B Misdemeanor.
The Brown County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed in a press release that it plans to keep Beaver’s bond at its current amount of $100,000.
Beaver appeared in an initial hearing in the Brown County Circuit Court on June 9.