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Morgan County woman faces OWI charges in crash that killed Johnson County man

Victim was on his way to work at time of accident
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Posted at 5:36 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 17:38:20-05

JOHNSON COUNTY — Early in the morning of January 11, 42-year-old Robert Shirley of Bargersville in Johnson County was on his way to work in Indianapolis. He never made it.

On Division Road near State Road 135, his truck was involved in a head-on crash with a Jeep. Shirley was killed. Now, the woman who was driving the jeep has been charged in his death.

49-year-old Tina Isley of Morgantown, who survived the accident with injuries that were not life-threatening, is charged with "operating while intoxicated causing death."

According to a probable cause affidavit from the Johnson County Prosecutor, Isley admitted to drinking five beers prior to the accident. The officer who interviewed her said her speech was slurred. Tests showed Isley's Blood Alcohol Concentration was nearly twice the legal limit.

Accident investigators determined Isley's Jeep crossed the center line on Division Road and slammed head-on into the GMC pickup Shirley was driving.

According to his obituary, Shirley left behind a wife and four children.