October Crash Brings Reckless Homicide Charges

A multi-vehicle crash in Marshall County in October of this year has led to charges against a Culver man.

According to a press release from the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office, a grand jury from Superior Court No. 1 returned an indictment earlier this month against 54-year-old Jon McFarland. He’s the man accused of traveling westbound on State Road 10 when he allegedly struck 25-year-old Alexander Hutchins’ vehicle.

The grand jury’s charge of Reckless Homicide stems from a crash that occurred at the intersection of US 31 and State Road 10 on the west side of Argos.

Hutchins and one passenger were inside the vehicle at the time.

Investigators believe the collision moved Hutchins’ vehicle into the path of a semi-tractor trailer. The side of Hutchins’ car was hit by the semi-tractor trailer resulting in serious injuries.

Both passengers were airlifted from the scene. Hutchins died the following day.

According to the release, McFarland is accused of transporting scrap materials that were obstructing his view. Officials allege McFarland then failed to yield the right of way to other traffic prior to the incident.

A warrant was issued for McFarland. He was arrested Monday and was booked in the Marshall County Jail on a cash bond of $1,500.

McFarland is awaiting a court appearance.