counts have been filed against the Clarksville, Tenn., woman who police say
hit a motorcycle head-on on U.S. 6 on Saturday, Nov. 5, in an accident which
killed the motorcycle’s passenger.
Rachel Dover, 24,
who also has a Westville address, was originally charged with operating
while intoxicated-causing serious bodily injury, two counts, a Level 6
felony punishable by a term of six to 30 months.
Dover has since
been charged with two counts of OWI-causing death: one a Level 4 felony--the
defendant at least 21 years of age with a B.A.C. of greater than .15
percent--punishable by a term of two to 12 years; the second a Level 5
felony--B.A.C. greater than .08 percent--punishable by a term of one to six
police, at 7:38 p.m. Dover was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt southbound on
C.R. 550E when she attempted to turn left onto eastbound U.S. 6 and struck
head-on a motorcycle westbound on U.S. 6.
Operating the 1990
Harley Davidson Sportster was Donald McCarthy, 68, of Chesterton. Neither
McCarthy nor his passenger, Nanette Howard, 55, of Michigan City, was
wearing a helmet, police said.
airlifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., with serious
head and leg injuries, police said. At 2 a.m. Sunday the Cook County Medical
Examiner’s Office informed the PCSP that Howard had died of her injuries,
transported to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary with head and
foot injuries, police said.
issued a citation for failure to yield right of way and refusal to submit to
a certified chemical test--was later transported to Porter County Jail.