By Mike Perleberg
(Vevay, Ind.) - A driver being sought in connection with a fatal accident last weekend in Vevay has voluntarily come forward.
Early Sunday morning, Vevay resident Keith Oeffinger, 36, hit his head and later died after falling from the trunk of a moving vehicle that he tried to jump onto on Washington Street. The vehicle accelerated when Oeffinger and another man jumped on the trunk. The driver did not stop after the two men fell off and suffered head injuries.
Police had been searching for the driver of a black vehicle from the incident. That driver came forward by calling the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday morning and reporting she was the driver involved, said Vevay Chief of Police James Richards.
The woman from northern Kentucky then came to Switzerland County to be interviewed by police. Her vehicle – a black Honda Civic as had been described following Oeffinger’s death – was processed for evidence with the owner’s consent.
Richards said the name of the driver and a passenger who was in the car with her are not being released until the investigation is complete.
“We are still in the process of questioning those involved and do not want to hinder the investigation,” said Richards.
No charges have been filed.
Meanwhile, Keith Oeffinger’s funeral is taking place Wednesday afternoon in Vevay. The youth basketball coach and his wife had three children and were expecting a fourth child.