16-Year-Old Teen Killed In Sledding Accident, Hit By Intoxicated Driver

  • 16-Year-Old Teen Killed In Sledding Accident, Hit By Intoxicated Driver

16-Year-Old Teen Killed In Sledding Accident, Hit By Intoxicated Driver

According to Indy Star, 16-year-old Davis Collier was hit by the auto after she slid on the roadway in Newburgh, Indiana.

Galina White [Photo: Indiana State police] Last year, Witte pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, stemming from a January 2017 incident that Indiana State Trooper Sgt Tom Weber called "the worst driving he'd seen in his 23-year career", according to Mail Online.

When officers arrived at the scene they found Collier dead, reported the Indy Star.

Authorities say Galina Witte, 20, of Evansville, was arrested and preliminarily charged with operating while intoxicated with a prior conviction and operating while intoxicated endangering. The school shared its condolences on social media.

Collier, 16, was a junior at Castle High School.

The school posted a tweet Sunday saying that students will assemble in the auditorium "to grieve together and talk with counselors". She pleaded guilty to the charge, a Class A Misdemeanor. In October, 2017, she was sentenced to one year at the Warrick County Sercurity Center and then placed on probation. Witte was also required to attend a victim impact session, which is meant to show drivers the effects impaired driving can have on others. "Our family is grieving the loss of Davis Collier".

Just a day after the accident, the sledding hill at the Newburgh Old Lock and Dam had a road barrier up for the first time ever.

A judge ordered her to enroll and complete a substance abuse program. The Council is investigating the circumstances of the accident and considering what action should be taken with regard to sledding at the park.

French Island Trail in downtown Newburgh is closed to traffic next to the park until further notice, the Town Council announced. It's not known when this area will be reopened.