STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Police have arrested a suspect facing charges in a 2022 crash that killed two parents and critically injured one of their children.
Authorities arrested 51-year-old Donald Gene Squires at a home in LaGrange County after a brief standoff with police from LaGrange and Steuben counties.
Squires is a suspect in a crash that happened August 2022 on SR 120 in Millgrove Township. The pickup truck Squires was driving collided nearly head-on with a car, killing a couple from Long Beach Lake and leaving one of their children catastrophically injured, according to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.
The parents were identified as 33-year-old Breanna Jeanne Bright and 43-year-old Lonnie Lee Bright. Their 5-year-old was critically injured, and their 3-month-old was also treated and released from the hospital.
After a months-long investigation, Squires is charged with two felony counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death, and one felony count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing catastrophic injury, according to a release.
Squires also had an unrelated Steuben County arrest warrant for failure to appear on a misdemeanor theft allegation, the release said.
Squires was taken to the Steuben County Jail.