On December 22, 2015 an arrest warrant was issued for the 18-year-old driver in a February crash on I-265 that resulted in the death of a passenger.
Austin Porter, 18, was arrested for the following charges: Reckless Homicide, Level 5 Felony; Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death, Level 5 Felony; Operating While Intoxicated – Endangering a Person, Class A Misdemeanor; Operating While Intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor. Operating Whle Intoxicated – Passenger Less Than 18 years of Age, Level 6 Felony.
Porter was incarcerated at the Clark County Jail with bail set at $10,000 cash.
In October of 2015 Officers received the Drug Analysis report from the Indiana Department of Toxicology and found that Austin Porter tested positive for Methamphetamine, Amphetamine, Clonazepam and Alprazolam at the time of the crash. An arrest Warrant was then sought for Mr. Porter.
On February 15, 2015, at approximately 3:17pm, 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, Austin W. Porter (18), and the front seat passenger Taylor N. Johnson (18) were both ejected from the vehicle.
An eleven month old toddler was also a passenger in the vehicle but was restrained in a child restraint and had no visible injuries.
Austin Porter was transported to U of L Hospital and later recovered from his injuries, however, Taylor Johnson died as a result of the accident.