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[ISP] One Vehicle Crash Injures Four
Start Date: 5/21/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 5/21/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description

Spencer County: Early this morning the Indiana State Police responded to a one vehicle crash in Santa Claus that injured four people.

Preliminary investigation reveals that at approximately 1:55 CDT this morning Trooper Jason Dunsworth and members of the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office responded to Melchoir Drive in Santa Claus for the report of a crash with injuries. During the investigation, it was determined that James L. Warren, 19, Santa Claus was driving a 2008 Ford Focus north on Melchoir Dr. at a high rate of speed. The Focus topped a hill just before a curve, and Warren was unable to control his vehicle through the curve. Warren over-corrected and lost control sliding off the road to the east striking a tree.

Futher investigation revealed that Warren was legally intoxicated with a preliminary BAC of .10%. Due to his injuries he was not jailed however he was charged with Operating While Intoxicated causing serious bodily injury and minor consuming.

All four occupants were injured in the crash with non life-threatening injuries.

The 2008 Ford sustained significant damage.

James L. Warren, 19
831 W Donder Lane, Santa Claus
(Taken to St. Mary’s in Evansville)

Stephen J. Dellamorta, 21
533 W. Melchoir Dr. N, Santa Claus
(Taken to St. Mary’s in Evansville)

Tiffany M. Wiscaver, 22
226 E. Brown Street, Santa Claus
(Taken to Jasper Memorial)

Zachariah D. Lahee, 22
226 E. Brown Street, Santa Claus
(Taken to Jasper Memorial)


Contact Information:
Name: [ISP] Chad Dick
Phone: 812-634-5520
Entry Type:
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  • Agency Name
    Police, Indiana State

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