A teenage girl killed in a tragic sledding accident was hit by a driver with a previous drunk driving conviction

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Davis Collier of Newburgh, Indiana, was enjoying a night of sledding when she was hit and killed by a car whose driver had previously been convicted for driving drunk.

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Collier, 16, was riding down a hill in Warrick County at the Old Lock and Dam on Saturday night when she lost control and slid onto a road, where she was hit by 20-year-old Galina Witte.

Authorities arrived at the scene at around 10 p.m., and Collier was pronounced dead.

Witte was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering others, reported Courier & Press.

Collier, 16, was a junior at Castle High School.


This time last year, Witte was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person. She pleaded guilty to the charge, a Class A Misdemeanor.

In October, she was sentenced to one year at the Warrick County Security Center; after serving four days, she was placed on probation. Meanwhile, her social media accounts had several videos she seemed to have taken while driving, according to the Daily Mail.

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Police are currently investigating the accident. A day after the incident, a barrier had been erected between the slope and the street.

“You can’t even tell once you’re up there the difference between ground and the street,” Samantha James, a mother who was sledding with her children, told the Tristate Homepage.

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