ISP says the driver was high on marijuana when she crashed the vehicle injuring her passengers

SEYMOUR – Recently, the twenty-year-old driver of a vehicle involved in a crash in March of 2022 that resulted in the passengers of the vehicle being seriously injured was arrested on charges related to that crash.

On March 15, 2022, at approximately 4:30 p.m., a silver 2012 Hyundai passenger car being driven by 20-year-old Dakota S. Mott, of Seymour, crashed in the 6600 Block of North County Road 760 East, just north of Seymour. 

All three passengers of the vehicle, Isaiah Bogard, 15, Kathryn Roy, 17, and Zackery Stout, 18, were ejected from the vehicle as the vehicle rolled.  All three passengers sustained serious injuries in the crash.

The investigation by Troopers with the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team included having Mott submit to toxicology tests.  An examination of the vehicle was conducted which included having the crash data recorder in the vehicle analyzed.

The toxicology results on Mott showed she was operating under the influence of THC (marijuana) at the time of the crash.  The examination of the vehicle indicated that Mott’s vehicle was traveling in excess of 95 miles per hour at the time of the crash.

The investigation was presented to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office which resulted in Dakota Mott being recently charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated resulting in serious bodily injury and reckless driving resulting in serious bodily injury.

Mott was arrested recently and transported to the Jackson County Jail where she was incarcerated.