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WOODLAWN WOMAN ARRESTED FOR HER PART IN FATAL ACCIDENT

(08/09/18)rp

Jefferson County authorities have confirmed the arrest of 26-year-old Caitlin Happach, of Woodlawn, after she was involved in a fatal crash earlier this year.

Illinois State Police made the arrest earlier this week.

Their investigators stated that Happach hit a car on Interstate 64, near Nashville, on January 5th.

The car that she struck left the road and hit a tree. 93-year-old Ervin Goeden, of Omaha, Nebraska, was killed. He was a passenger in the car that Happach struck. After striking the vehicle police say that Happach left the scene.

Happach was arrested on Tuesday and was taken to the Jefferson County Jail, in Mt. Vernon.

Happachis facing two counts of Failure to Report an Accident and one count of Reckless Homicide.