Woman charged with OWI causing death following crash in Bargersville


Tina Isley

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind.– A Morgantown woman was allegedly drunk when she caused a deadly head-on crash, court documents show.

Tina Isley, 49, faces one count of causing death when operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent (ACE) of .08% or more.

The crash occurred just after midnight on Jan. 11. Police were called to State Road 135 and West Division in Bargersville on a report of a crash involving two vehicles. The caller said a man in a car wasn’t moving, but a woman had gotten out of the other vehicle and appeared uninjured.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene and found the man was entrapped in his car. The victim, Robert Shirley, was pronounced dead not long after.

Isley reportedly  told the deputies at the scene she had been drinking, according to court documents. She was taken to Methodist Hospital to be evaluated. Officials say she was slurring her speech and she seemed to be having trouble recalling what happened. She agreed to a blood draw.

Court documents show Isley’s results came back with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .144%. The test was negative for any drugs.

A reconstruction team determined Isley’s Jeep crossed left of center, causing a head-on collision with Shirley’s truck.

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