Daviess County Crash Claims Life Of Washington Woman, Other Driver Arrested

(DAVIESS CO.) – On Friday, at approximately 5:09 p.m., Indiana State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-69 near Washington that claimed the life of a Washington woman.

According to Indiana State Trooper Andrew Watson of the Jasper ISP Post, the crash occurred in the northbound lanes of I-69 at the 58-mile marker. The initial impact of the crash was determined to have occurred in the driving lane of the northbound lanes. The crash area covered approximately 350 feet of roadway.

A 2018 Tao Moped, driven by 24-year-old Keirsten Arp, of Washington, was traveling north in the northbound lane of I-69. A 2006 Pontiac, driven by 25-year-old Jessica O’Bryan, of Evansville, was also traveling north in the northbound lane of I-69 and failed to see the moped, striking it from behind.

Arp sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. O’Bryan was transported to the Daviess County Hospital for minor injuries. O’Bryan was initially charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and incarcerated in the Daviess County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

The northbound lanes of I-69 were closed for approximately two hours for crash investigation and cleanup.

Trooper Watson was assisted by Trooper Nolan from the Indiana State Police-Jasper District, Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, Washington City Police Department, Washington Township Fire Department, Daviess County EMS, and Daviess County Coroner’s Office.