Charges upgraded in fatal tractor accident

first_imgRIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — The Milan man that was arrested after rear-ending a tractor on State Road 350 in late December is now facing upgraded charges.According to officials, Richard Campos, 41, admitted to drinking 15 beers before getting behind the wheel and rear-ending the tractor.Campos also told investigators that he had been drunk for 3 consecutive days.Hubert Brown, of Whitewater Township Ohio, was the man driving the tractor, and later died of injuries sustained in the crash.Campos was originally charged with Operating while Intoxicated Causing Serious Bodily Injury, Operating while Intoxicated While Endangering another Person, and Operating while intoxicated with a Prior Conviction.The Operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury charge has been upgraded to Causing Death when Operating a Motor Vehicle while intoxicated while License was Suspended or Revoked.Campos is also facing a Habitual Offender charge stemming from a long criminal history dating back to 1994.last_img

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