News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Breaking News

Local & Bistate

March 28, 2013

Man faces charges after allegedly fleeing injury accident

TERRE HAUTE — A Terre Haute man faces criminal charges after he allegedly fled the scene of an accident that injured three people near Seelyville on Tuesday evening.

Joseph A. Duregger, 42, appeared in Vigo Superior Court 6 via video on Wednesday where Judge Michael Lewis found probable cause for his arrest on charges of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury and driving as a habitual traffic violator.

Indiana State Police Trooper Hans Novak testified that troopers responded to a two-vehicle accident on Old Fort Harrison Road west of Hunt Road in eastern Vigo County at about 8:43 p.m. Tuesday. They found that a westbound vehicle  was struck head-on by a rental van, and the driver of the eastbound vehicle had fled the scene on foot. A man, woman and 4-year-old child were injured in the crash.

An inspection of the rental van revealed a cell phone, pay stub and a bag of personal items belonging to Duregger, but the suspect was no longer in the area.

At about 12:35 a.m. Wednesday, a Vigo County sheriff’s deputy found a man wearing wet and muddy clothes walking eastbound on Old Fort Harrison Road. The man, who policed said appeared intoxicated, was identified as Duregger. At the Vigo County Jail, the man declined to be questioned by police.

Judge Lewis set another hearing in the case for Monday, and set Duregger’s bail at $35,000 cash only.


Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local & Bistate
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site U.N. School in Gaza Hit by Israeli Strike Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours
NDN Video
Bill Murray Continues To Be Just Bill Murray By Eating Some Free Bill Murray Ice Cream Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010