Arrest made in Tipton Co. fatal crash

Casie Johnson (Photo Provided/Indiana State Police)
Casie Johnson (Photo Provided/Indiana State Police)

HOWARD COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Police said a Carroll County woman was drunk when she caused a fatal crash in Tipton County in May.

Casie Johnson, 26, faces a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle causing death with a blood alcohol concentration of point-one-five or higher.

Indiana State Police said she had a blood alcohol level of point-one-six, which is twice the legal limit for driving.

As News previously reported, the one-vehicle wreck happened about 20 miles outside of Tipton when the car drove off the side of the road and hit a utility pole. Travis Maier, 22, of Frankfort, was killed.

Johnson was served while being held in the Howard County Jail for a probation violation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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