A woman was killed and a man arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated resulting in death after a fatal motorcycle crash Sunday evening west of Bedford.
Leslie D. Mitchell, 42, Bedford, was thrown from the motorcycle after the driver, David Terrell, 44, Bedford, swerved to miss a deer on Indiana 450 west of Bedford. The motorcycle left the roadway and overturned, throwing the pair from the 1992 AMF motorcycle.
Mitchell was transported by medical helicopter to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where she was later pronounced dead.
Terrell suffered only minor injuries in the crash and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital to be treated.
According to a portable breath test, Terrell had a blood alcohol content of 0.25% — over three times the legal limit for driving.
He was arrested and booked into the Lawrence County Jail for the class C felony charge, which is punishable by up to 8 years in prison.
The accident report, completed by Lawrence County Police Department Officer Cody Medlock reads, in part: “Driver one admitted to consuming large amounts of alcohol and that he was on prescription medications as well.”
David Terrell was also arrested in Lawrence County on October 30, 2011, for operating while intoxicated.