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Posted on: July 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fishers Police Arrest a Man Following a Fatal Crash


July 3, 2023


Fishers, (Indiana): The Fishers Police Department arrested a man for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Death.

On July 1, 2023, at approximately 4:30am Fishers police officers responded to a motor vehicle crash near the intersection of 126th Street and Winding Creek Lane. Upon arrival, officers observed a red 2010 Ford F150 truck and a red 2013 Chevrolet Malibu passenger car in the roadway. Both drivers and a passenger in the Malibu were transported to the hospital. The driver of the Malibu did not survive his injuries and was declared deceased at the hospital. 

The Fishers Police Department’s Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene. Based on evidence and witness statements, it appears both the Ford and the Chevrolet were traveling eastbound on 126th Street when the Ford struck the Chevrolet. During the investigation Fishers police officers developed probable cause to believe the driver, of the Ford, was operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The driver was arrested and transported to the Hamilton County Jail without incident.

Media Personnel – Please direct any further questions regarding this case to the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. 


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Arrested:       Hunter Monts (Driver #1)

                        24 years old

                        Fishers, Indiana


Charge(s):    Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death Level 5 Felony

                      Operating While Intoxicated Causing Catastrophic Injury Level 6 Felony


Held:              Hamilton County Jail


Driver #2         Richard Wentzel (Deceased)

                        66 years old

                        Fishers, Indiana           

                                                                                  A charge is merely an accusation, and the arrested person(s) is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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