UPDATE: Names Released From Fatal Accident

JASPER (Dubois County Sheriff’s Department) – On November 23, 2014 at 5:53 p.m. the Dubois County Sheriff Department responded to a motor vehicle accident on Co Rd 125 East, North of Co Rd 300 N. That area is Northeast of the Jasper area. Deputies were first to arrive on scene, immediately upon their arrival the deputies requested EMS and first responders to the scene.

There were two front seat occupants in the vehicle, both were wearing seatbelts. The vehicle had struck a utility pole breaking off the pole, and was laying on its drivers side against the pole. An Electric ground wire was exposed and other electric lines were down across the vehicle. Sheriff deputies then requested Dubois REC to respond to the scene, along with Uebelhors Wrecker Service.

Memorial EMS, Dubois Fire Department first responders, Indiana State Police, and Dubois REC all responded to the scene. Dubois REC worked to ensure all electric lines were disabled and the vehicle was safe to be in contact with.

The driver was identified as 18 year old Theodore Boeglin of 204 Timberlin Ln, Jasper, IN. He was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained from the crash. Boeglin had been operating a 2003 Dodge Neon. He was Southbound on Co Rd 125 East approaching Co Rd 300 N. The vehicle went off the roadway to the west into a grassy field. The vehicle then struck landscaping stonework, and then a utility pole.

The front seat passenger, Identified as 19 year old Justin Wright, of 512 W 7th ST, Jasper, IN was extricated from the vehicle by first responders and taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper. He was then transferred to St. Mary’s in Evansville for treatment of a right leg and left wrist injury.

An additional back seat passenger fled the scene on foot. Deputies searched the area and were unable to locate that passenger while on scene. Deputies were able to contact that passenger and interview him later. He was identified as 23 year old Logan Williams of 1203 N Newton St, Jasper, IN. He was not injured from the crash.

The initial investigation has shown that the wet roadway conditions and unsafe speeds were contributing factors in the accident. There was one item of drug paraphernalia located in the vehicle, but it is unknown at this time if the driver or passengers were under the influence. Investigating officers will be awaiting a toxicology report. That typically takes 2-3 weeks. The investigation is ongoing.

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