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Man Arrested following Fatal Crash in Daviess County

Updated: Sep 24, 2023

DAVIESS COUNTY - SEPTEMBER 24, 2023 - At approximately 11:41pm, Daviess County Central Dispatch received a call of a vehicle that struck a pole near the intersection of County Road 700 North and County Road 300 East.

It was reported one subject was not breathing.

Daviess County Deputies arrived on scene and began investigating. The initial investigation shows a 1997 Jeep with seven (7) occupants was traveling westbound on CR 700 N.

The front passenger seat was occupied by two female passengers, neither wearing seatbelts. One of the female passengers was partially leaning outside of the vehicle as it traveled down the road.

At some point, it side swiped a pole, striking the female passenger.

Members of the Plainville Volunteer Fire Department performed life saving measures however the female passed on at the scene.

The driver submitted to a blood draw with the initial result being 0.18. Jordan Wagler of Montgomery Indiana was lodged in the Daviess County Security Center on one count of OVWI causing death.

The deceased female was identified as 16-year-old Lora Graber from Odon Indiana. Parents and family members have been notified. The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is the investigating agency.

The Indiana State Police are reconstructing the accident. The Daviess County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Plainville Volunteer Fire Department, the Daviess County Ambulance Service, the Daviess County Coroner’s Office, the Indiana State Police and Briggeman’s Wrecker Service.

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