Versailles Native Charged In Fatal 421 Crash

first_imgWalker was in the U.S. Army stationed in Kentucky. (Image: Facebook)JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ind. –  A Versailles native that was allegedly driving drunk is facing nine felony charges in connection to a deadly crash on U.S. 421 on October 4.23-year-old Jordan Griffin has been charged with one count of OWI causing death and eight counts of OWI causing serious bodily injury, according to the Madison Courier.Griffin was driving a Ford Focus that collided with a Dodge Ram head-on in front of the main entrance of Jefferson Proving Ground, police say.The passenger in the Ford Focus, John Thomas Walker, 21, of Arkansas City, Kansas, was pronounced dead at the scene.Walker was an enlisted infantryman in the U.S. Army serving as an Air Assault Specialist at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.Griffin has also been serving in the U.S. military, according to his Facebook page.Jordan Griffin. (Image: Madison Courier)The Dodge Ram involved in the crash was driven by Charles L. McRoberts, 37, of Versailles. There were four children in the truck, ages range from 11 to 2.Both drivers, along with each child, were transported to Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. The 11-year-olds, Bailey McRoberts, Tyler Smith and Hogan Jackson, were later airlifted to a Louisville hospital.An online donation page has been set up to assist the children’s families with medical expenses.Prosecutors filed charges after a 72-hour hold on Griffin to evaluate the case, the Madison Courier reports.last_img

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