INDIANA: Dario Chagollan charged with felony DWI for killing a Carmel woman by slamming his Mercedes into her car, turning it into a blazing inferno

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(Fishers, Indiana) – It may be weeks before the Hamilton County Coroner can make a positive identification of the woman killed by an alleged drunk driver who hit the woman’s car on Oct. 17, 2020. The reason for the delay was that the innocent victim was burned alive in her flaming wreck due to the crash and impact of the Mercedes operated by Dario Chagollan.

Fishers Police report that they investigated a fatal motor vehicle crash on 116th Street near Belle Plaine Blvd.

Around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 17th the Fishers Police Department responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a blue Mercedes passenger car and a white Toyota passenger car.

Police say that when officers arrived they observed both vehicles in the eastbound lanes of 116th Street. The Toyota was fully engulfed in flames.

The driver, of the Mercedes, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital by Paramedics from the Fishers Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

The driver of the Toyota was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Based on evidence gathered at the scene and witness statements the crash occurred when the Mercedes struck the rear of the Toyota. During the initial investigation, probable cause was established to believe the driver of the Mercedes was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

After receiving medical treatment, the suspect was transported to the Hamilton County Jail without incident.

The IndyStar reported: Hamilton County Coroner John Chalfin said an autopsy was planned for Monday afternoon. Chalfin said his office will need DNA or dental records before the woman can be positively identified, which may take several weeks.

Driver #1: Arrested: 


Dario Chagollan, 26 years old, Fishers, Indiana

 Charge: Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Death 

Level 4 Felony

Held:                                  Hamilton County Jail

Driver #2 (Deceased)   Female   57 years old, Carmel, Indiana

State of Indiana v. DARIO CHAGOLLAN

Case Number29C01-2010-F4-006412
CourtHamilton Circuit Court
TypeF4 – Felony 4
Status10/19/2020 , Pending  (active) 
ReferenceProsecutor Case Management Number 29-DM1736672Police Agency Number20-038807

Parties to the Case

State PlaintiffState of Indiana


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0110/17/20209-30-5-5(a)(3)/F4: Causing Death When Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated
0210/17/20209-30-5-2(a)/MC: Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated

Chronological Case Summary

10/19/2020Case Opened as a New Filing
10/19/2020Case Filed Electronically
Added By EFile Manager
10/19/2020Appearance Filed
Appearance For Party: State of Indiana
File Stamp:10/19/2020
10/19/2020Information FiledInformationFiled By:State of IndianaFile Stamp:10/19/2020
10/19/2020Probable Cause Affidavit Filed pcaFiled By: State of Indiana File Stamp:10/19/2020
10/19/2020Hearing Scheduling ActivityInitial Hearing scheduled for 10/19/2020 at 1:15 PM.
10/19/2020Appearance FiledAppearance of Deputy Prosecuting Attorney filed. cj For Party:State of IndianaFile Stamp:10/19/2020
10/19/2020Request for Search Warrant
Search Warrant for Mercedes CDR aff.pdf filed. Order submitted. cjParty: State of IndianaFile Stamp:10/19/2020
10/19/2020Request for Search WarrantSearch Warrant for Toyota CDR aff.pdf filed. Order submitted. cjParty:State of IndianaFile Stamp:10/19/2020
10/19/2020Hearing Scheduling Activity
Initial Hearing originally scheduled on 10/19/2020 at 1:15 PM was rescheduled to 10/20/2020 at 1:15 PM.
Reason: Court’s Own Motion.
10/20/2020Initial Hearing
Session:10/19/2020 1:15 PM, Rescheduled Session:10/20/2020 1:15 PM, Judicial Officer: Murphy, Darren J – MAG