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Arrest Made In Fatal February Crash
Updated January 4, 2016 7:07 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(CLARK COUNTY) - On February 15, 2015, at approximately 3:17 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg responded to a single vehicle, roll-over crash on I-265 near the 7.6 mile marker.

The driver, 18-year-old Austin W. Porter, and the front seat passenger, 18-year-old Taylor N. Johnson, were both ejected from the vehicle.

An 11-month-old toddler was also a passenger in the vehicle but was secured in a child restraint and had no visible injuries.

Austin Porter was taken to U of L Hospital and later recovered from his injuries, however, Johnson died as a result of the accident.

In October of 2015 Officers received the Drug Analysis report from the Indiana Department of Toxicology and found that Austin Porter tested positive for meth, amphetamine, Clonazepam and Alprazolam at the time of the crash.

Police then filed for an arrest warrant.

On December 22, an arrest warrant was issued for Porter and he was arrested for the following charges:

  • Reckless homicide, Level 5 felony
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death, Level 5 felony
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, Class A misdemeanor
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated, Class C misdemeanor.
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a passenger less than 18 years of age, Level 6 felony.

Austin Porter was incarcerated at the Clark County Jail on a $10,000 cash bond.



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