One Dead; One Arrested Following Crash
One person is dead following a crash in northern Knox County.
It happened around 8:00 Monday evening on Highway 41 near Freelandville Road in Oaktown. The crash involved a motorcycle and a pickup truck. According to Sheriff Mike Morris, the driver of the pickup truck, 45 year old Donnie Ray Robinson of Oaktown, crossed in front of the motorcycle causing the crash. The driver of the motorcycle was killed and a passenger on the motorcycle was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital with severe injuries. Robinson fled the scene but was later caught and arrested. He is charged with Operating While Intoxicated causing death, Driving While Suspended Causing Death, and Leaving the Scene of a Crash. Policewoman say Robinson had preliminary blood alcohol level of 2.1. The identity of the person killed in the crash and the passenger have not been released at this time.