A Washington County Man was charged with Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death and Reckless Homicide last week after a fatal crash took the life of a Kentucky man on Mother’s Day.
On June 29th, the Washington County Superior Court issued an arrest warrant after toxicology results returned on Randy J. Tussey, 33, from Hardinsburg, IN.
He was the driver of a 2003 Ford Explorer that was involved in a fatal car crash that happened on Mother’s Day on May 13th of this year.
In that crash, Jon T. Donlon, 35, from Louisville, KY, was fatally injured and Tussey was arrested on July 3rd after officers received information he was hiding out in a camper off of Beck’s Mill Road in Washington County.
Tussey was charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Death, 2 Counts and Reckless Homicide.
He was incarcerated at the Washington County Jail awaiting his first court appearance.
The original accident took place on May 13 at approximately 2:50 pm.
Police were sent to the accident scene at U.S. Highway #150 and Sinking Creek Lane in Hardinsburg.
When officers arrived and began investigating the crash it was preliminarily determined that a 2003 Ford Explorer, being driven by Tussey was travelling south on Sinking Creek Lane and failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of U.S. Highway#150.
As he ran the stop sign he crashed into the 2010 Mazda passenger car in the drivers side door, driven by Donlon.
Tussey was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital with serious injuries.
A female passenger in the Ford Explorer was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital by ground ambulance with serious injuries.
A female passenger in the Mazda passenger car was transported by ground ambulance to the Floyd County Hospital with serious injuries.
Master Trooper Kevin Bowling of the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg was investigating the crash with the assistance of the Indiana State Police Crash Reconstruction Team.
Assisting Agencies included the Washington County Sheriffs Department, Indiana Conservation Officers, Washington County Coroners Office, Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Washington County E.M.S.