Warsaw man sentenced to 21 years in prison for causing fatal crash

(Photo supplied/Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department)

A Warsaw man will serve time behind bars for driving while intoxicated causing a death.

For that charge and two counts of driving while intoxicated causing serious injury, 26-year-old Chaise Belcher is sentenced to 21 years.

Belcher had previously pleaded guilty to all three counts against him for driving drunk and causing a crash in April that killed a teenager and injured two others in Larwill.

RELATED: Warsaw man pleads guilty to drunk driving causing death

Police say Belcher was drunk and driving his truck west on U.S. 30  April 16 after 1 a.m. near the intersection of Ind. 5 when he ran a red light and collided with a car driven by 16-year-old Phillip Caudill of Warsaw.

17-year-old Jack Burchett of Warsaw, a passenger in Caudill’s car, was killed in the accident. Caudill and Burchett’s brother, 18-year-old Jacob Burchett of Warsaw, were seriously injured in the crash.

Belcher was on probation from an OWI conviction from May 2016 at the time of the crash.

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