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Evansville, IN – DUI Crash at Morgan Ave & Oak Hill Rd Leaves Five Injured

Evansville, IN (February 5, 2024) – A late-night DUI collision on Saturday, January 3, at the intersection of Morgan Ave and Oak Hill Rd, resulted in five hospitalizations. Evansville Police Department officers arrived shortly before midnight to find a Ford F-150 rear-ended at high speed.

A witness described a white male in a white shirt and jeans fleeing the scene. The pickup contained five people, including three small children. The adults reported pain, prompting hospital evaluations for all five occupants. Nearby, police detained Rodney G. Kessler, matching the suspect’s description. Kessler exhibited signs of alcohol impairment and admitted to not recalling the crash despite suffering from neck and back pain. His prior convictions include Operating during Life Suspension in 2019 and Habitual Traffic Offender in 2014.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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