News: Deputies arrest driver for fatal 2-vehicle crash in Van Buren Township

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP,  IN – Authorities arrested a man regarding a fatal crash that happened near SR 135 and Orchard Rd Saturday, according to WTHR.

Jaffett Jackson Zelaya, 21, was driving a Chevrolet Camaro at excessive speeds when he went airborne over a hill and struck the top of a Chevrolet Silverado driven by Kevin Sullivan, 46, around 3:10 p.m.

Following the collision, the Camaro landed upside down and became engulfed in flames.

Officials pronounced Sullivan dead at the scene of the accident.

First responders transported Zelaya’s passenger, Silvio Padilla, 37, to an area hospital in critical condition.

Authorities believe both speed and impairment played a role in the crash. They arrested Zelaya on several charges including operating a vehicle while intoxicated resulting in death, driving while suspended resulting in death, and possession of cocaine.

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