Man Charged in July Crash That Killed 3

by Staff on December 13, 2012 · 20 comments

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Updated at 1:56 p.m. with information from the probable cause affidavit filed with the Court.

A man has been charged in a July crash that killed three people, including his wife.

Kyle Hutton, 31, Bedford, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and on three counts of causing death while operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .15 or greater.

According to police, Hutton was driving a Jeep south on Bailey Scales Road, near his home on Riley Boulevard, when it struck a utility police and flipped. All four occupants were thrown from the vehicle. Hutton, severely injured, walked the short distance to his home and called 911. He was transported by medical helicopter to IU Health’s Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where he remained for several days.

The other three occupants of the vehicle were all killed on impact, police say. They include:

Police received the 911 call from Hutton at 10:59 p.m. on July 28th. Shortly afterwards, Officer Bridges arrived at the scene and found the Jeep lying on its passenger side. Officer Lee arrived at the scene after Officer Bridges, then travelled to 220 Riley Boulevard where he found Kyle Hutton standing in the front yard. He told the officer that him and the three others were heading to his home from Salt Creek Brewery when the accident occurred.

“Officer Lee observed that Kyle Hutton had glassy red bloodshot eyes, was unsteady on his feet, and had the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath and person. Officer Lee read Kyle Hutton the Indiana Implied Consent and Kyle Hutton agreed to take a voluntary blood draw … Paramedic records indicate that Kyle Hutton reported that he was the driver of the vehicle, that he was ejected from the vehicle and that the other occupants were dead.”

A blood draw was taken at the emergency room and submitted to the Indiana Department of Toxicology, who measured his blood alcohol content at .27% — over three times the legal limit.

Initially, police stated that they were unsure who was driving the vehicle. The preliminary police report, however, indicated that Spires was the front seat passenger and that the two women were riding in the back of the Jeep.

Police obtained video surveillance from the Salt Creek Brewery. That video showed Kyle Hutton getting into the driver’s seat of the Jeep and driving away at approximately 10:09 p.m. Police were able to determine that the crash occurred at 10:30 p.m., due to an electrical outage that took place as a result of the crash.

Each B felony charge carries a prison sentence of six to twenty years.

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