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Police arrest man in relation to 2016 fatal car accident


By IDS Reports



Indiana State Police arrested Ryan Kimbrel of Mitchell, Indiana, on Wednesday in relation to a fatal crash from May 2, 2016.

Kimbrel, 32, was arrested on two counts of a Level 4 felony OWI and one count of a Level 5 Felony OWI, according to a press release from the Indiana State Police.

The crash, which occurred at Tapp Road and State Road 37, killed James Sprague of Bloomington more than one year ago.

Kimbrel had been driving north on State Road 32 and failed to stop at a red light.

He struck Sprague’s 
vehicle on the driver’s side and sideswiped another vehicle during the crash.

That driver was not critically injured, according to the press release.

Toxicology results from the investigation showed Kimbrel had been driving under the influence of controlled substances, according to the press 
release.

Both drivers had been transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital at the time of the accident.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, the Bloomington Police Department and the Perry/Clear Creek Township Fire Department all assisted in the investigation.

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