Drunk driving charge in fatal crash into home

Seth Corwin was killed Friday, Oct. 31, 2015. (Photo Courtesy: Dawn Alicea/Used With Permission)

JAY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) The man police say drove drunk into a home Friday night, killing a Jay County teenager, will be formally charged today.

Bryce Paxon is facing a single charge of operating while intoxicated causing death with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or greater.

Police said Paxon was drunk when he missed a curve on East Largo Street in Pennville and slammed his F-350 pickup into the home of 16-year-old Seth Corwin Friday night as the teen was watching television. The impact killed Corwin and injured his 10-year-old stepbrother who was sitting a few feet away.

The Jay County Sheriff’s Department said Paxon’s initial blood-alcohol level was .175.

Paxon will be arraigned at 4:30 p.m. at the Jay County Superior Court.

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