(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
|Court||Hamilton Circuit Court|
|Type||F4 – Felony 4|
|Status||10/19/2020 , Pending (active)|
|Reference||Prosecutor Case Management Number 29-DM1736672Police Agency Number20-038807|
Parties to the Case
|01||10/17/2020||9-30-5-5(a)(3)/F4: Causing Death When Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated|
|02||10/17/2020||9-30-5-2(a)/MC: Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated|
Chronological Case Summary
|10/19/2020||Case Opened as a New Filing|
|10/19/2020||Case Filed Electronically|
Added By EFile Manager
Appearance For Party: State of Indiana
|10/19/2020||Information FiledInformationFiled By:State of IndianaFile Stamp:10/19/2020|
|10/19/2020||Probable Cause Affidavit Filed pcaFiled By: State of Indiana File Stamp:10/19/2020|
|10/19/2020||Hearing Scheduling ActivityInitial Hearing scheduled for 10/19/2020 at 1:15 PM.|
|10/19/2020||Appearance FiledAppearance of Deputy Prosecuting Attorney filed. cj For Party:State of IndianaFile Stamp:10/19/2020|
|10/19/2020||Request for Search Warrant|
Search Warrant for Mercedes CDR aff.pdf filed. Order submitted. cjParty: State of IndianaFile Stamp:10/19/2020
|10/19/2020||Request for Search WarrantSearch Warrant for Toyota CDR aff.pdf filed. Order submitted. cjParty:State of IndianaFile Stamp:10/19/2020|
|10/19/2020||Hearing 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.
Session:10/19/2020 1:15 PM, Rescheduled Session:10/20/2020 1:15 PM, Judicial Officer: Murphy, Darren J – MAG