Gibson County – Wednesday afternoon, August 8, Indiana State Police arrested Anthony Yokel, 25, of Allendale, IL, in connection with the June 16th fatal crash on S.R. 168 that killed a Princeton woman. Senior Trooper Randy Huddleston arrested Yokel after he turned himself in at the Gibson County Jail. He is currently being held on a $5,000 cash bond.
The crash investigation conducted by Indiana State Police revealed Yokel was driving his 2002 Daewoo eastbound on S.R. 168 east of Owensville at approximately 1:00 a.m. when he drove left of center and struck a 1999 Pontiac Grand-Am head-on. The driver of the Pontiac, Lauren Hale, 20, of Princeton, was killed upon impact. Yokel was seriously injured, but has been released from Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. Further investigation revealed Yokel was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana at the time of the crash.
After reviewing the crash investigation, the Gibson County Prosecutor’s Office filed criminal charges against Yokel and issued a warrant for his arrest.
ARRESTED AND CHARGES:
• Anthony Yokel, 25, 406 Urban Street, Allendale, IL
1. Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated Resulting in Death, Class C Felony
2. Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated Resulting in Death, Class B Felony
3. Criminal Recklessness with a Vehicle, Class A Misdemeanor
Investigating Officers: Senior Trooper Randy Huddleston and Sergeant Andy Clark, Indiana State Police
Assisting Agency: Gibson County Sheriff’s Department and Owensville Police
SOURCE: Indiana State Police