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Man Sentenced To 11 Years For Causing Fatal Crash
Updated July 13, 2015 7:47 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(DUBOIS CO.) - A Huntingburg man was sentenced to 11 years in prison for causing a fatal crash last year that killed a Cannelton woman.

According to an Indiana State Police report, on September 24, 2014, Chamberlain was traveling northbound on State Road 162, north of Ferdinand, in a 2012 Ford F-350 SuperCrew pick-up truck when he crossed the center line, striking a southbound 2001 Buick Century driven by 60-year-old Donna Marie Evans of Cannelton. The impact pushed Evans's vehicle backwards and off of the east side of the roadway. Evans died as a result of her injuries.

As Chamberlain's Ford continued north, Chamberlain could not maintain control of the vehicle. Due to the violent dynamics of the crash, an ATV in the bed of Chamberlain's truck became airborne and bounced through the windshield and roofline of a red 2013 Mazda CX-5 SUV, driven by 58-year-old Donna R. Trafton of Ferdinand, leaving her seriously injured with two broken vertebrae.

Chamberlain was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years; he had pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury.

The Evansville Courier and Press reports Dubois Superior Court Judge Mark McConnell ordered Chamberlain to serve 7 years in jail followed by two years on work release and two years on probation. He'll wear an alcohol monitoring device for a year.

This is not his first offense. He pleaded guilty in March 2013 to drunken driving and was sentenced to probation. He was also required to wear a transdermal alcohol detection device (SCRAM ankle bracelet) for 60 days.

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