SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Police recently arrested a man for his involvement in a deadly pedestrian crash in September of last year. According to charging documents, 33-year-old Donald Culpepper was high on meth and pot when he hit a 67-year-old man who was crossing the street in a crosswalk at Eddy Street Commons. The arrest comes after toxicology results from a blood draw confirmed Culpepper was under the influence of drugs.
The victim, Thomas "Tom" Keyser, had just attended a Notre Dame football game when Culpepper hit him with his car on September 10th, 2022. Keyser, who is from Wimberley, Texas, died 7 days later from a head injury sustained in the crash.
Culpepper, who is from Michigan City, has a criminal history going back 15 years. According to court records, he's been arrested for driving under the influence 4 times. His criminal history also includes Dealing in a Controlled Substance (B Felony 2013); Escape (D Felony 2013); Resisting Law Enforcement (A Misdemeanor 2010); Receiving Stolen Property (D Felony 2010); Conversion (A Misdemeanor 2009); Burglary (B Felony 2008); and Illegal
Possession of an Alcoholic Beverage (C Misdemeanor 2008).
Subscribers can view the charging documents, including the complete investigative narrative, below.
Subscribe to get access
Read more of this content when you subscribe today.
Want to keep seeing the news the legacy media just won’t report? REAL News Michiana relies on member subscribers to keep going. As a subscriber, you’ll get an RNM mug and invites to special events. Help us continue to expose corruption and report on the news conservatives care about by subscribing here.