“Man from Oaktown Killed in Stolen Vehicle Chase: Three Juveniles Involved”

By | July 24, 2023



A high-speed chase in Knox County, Indiana ended in tragedy when a stolen vehicle crashed, resulting in the death of an 88-year-old man. According to Indiana State Police, the occupants of the stolen Dodge Dakota were three juveniles who had been reported missing from Vigo and Owen Counties. The driver, a 16-year-old male from Terre Haute, attempted a right turn but was going too fast and collided with a Chevrolet Impala that was stopped at a stop sign. The driver of the Impala, Jimmy Mayall, was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis but succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the stolen vehicle was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for minor injuries and later transported to Southwest Indiana Regional Youth Village. A 16-year-old female passenger was also treated for minor injuries at the same facility. The third passenger, a 15-year-old male from Terre Haute, was airlifted to Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, and his condition is currently unknown.

Authorities have confirmed that charges are pending in this ongoing investigation. The tragic incident serves as a reminder of the dangers associated with high-speed chases and stolen vehicles. It also highlights the importance of understanding the consequences of such actions, not only for the individuals involved but also for innocent bystanders.

Law enforcement agencies across the country are continuously working to combat vehicle theft and reckless driving. Initiatives such as the ‘Speeding Slows You Down’ campaign, in which Vincennes and Knox County are participating, aim to educate the public about the dangers of speeding and its potential consequences.

As this case unfolds, it is crucial for communities to come together to address the issue of juvenile delinquency and provide support and resources for troubled youth. By doing so, we can work towards preventing similar incidents in the future and ensuring the safety and well-being of our communities..