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Local Man Charged in Fatality

(South Bend, IN) - A Michigan City man is charged with fatally striking a pedestrian several months ago following a Notre Dame football game.


Authorities say fans were walking from the stadium in South Bend when 33-year-old Donald Culpepper was turning onto Indiana 23 and struck the man crossing an intersection on foot.


Thomas Keyser succumbed to his injuries a week later after the collision in September.


Police said a traffic light at the intersection was turning yellow when Keyser began making the turn. Test results showed methamphetamine and marijuana were in his bloodstream. Police also revealed his driver’s license was suspended and he has a prior OWI conviction.


Culpepper could face anywhere from a 2-to-12 year sentence.

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