Posted on Apr 19, 2024

Alleged drunk driver arrested following fatal accident in Whiteland

WHITELAND, IN - The Whiteland Police Department said it has arrested one of the drivers involved in a fatal collision that occurred Tuesday night.

WXIN reports the incident happened at the intersection of US 31 and Country Wood Drive at about 9:30 p.m.  A preliminary investigation indicated that the driver of a truck was attempting to cross US 31 and was struck by a motorcycle heading north on the highway.

The motorcyclist, 19-year-old Drew Shrader of Shelbyville, was killed in the crash. 

The truck driver, identified as 62-year-old Jeffrey Cobbs of New Whiteland, was arrested under suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He was preliminarily charged with possible intoxication while operating a vehicle causing death.

Our Indianapolis car accident lawyer will continue to monitor this developing story and provide any updates as they are made publicly available.