The driver in the labor day weekend crash that claimed the lives of two young men was taken into custody on felony charges early this morning. After reviewing the investigation of the crash that killed 19 year old Trevor Watt of Princeton and 20 year old James Gasaway of Haubstadt, the Gibson County Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant yesterday for 25 year old Ashley Sanders of Patoka. Both men were killed September 1st when Sanders struck their vehicle on Old US 41 north of Princeton near CR 225 North.
Troopers were able to determine that Sanders was allegedly driving her 2013 Chrysler 2000 at a minimum of 98 mph before striking the rear of Watt’s vehicle. As a result of the crash, Watt and Gasaway died at the scene. Both men were wearing their seat belts, but died of blunt force trauma.
Further investigation also revealed Sanders had a blood alcohol content of .27% and allegedly had marijuana and methamphetamine in her system. Sanders was arrested at her residence at approximately 6:30 this morning without incident and taken to the Gibson County Jail where she is currently being held without bond.
Sanders is facing Two Level 4 Felony Counts of Operating While Intoxicated Resulting in Death (Alcohol), and Two Level 4 Felony Counts of Operating While Intoxicated Resulting in Death (Meth).
ISP Troopers were assisted by the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department.