Police: Driver turns self in after fatal 'car surfing' accident

VEVAY, IN (FOX19) - One man was killed and another injured after attempting to ride on the trunk of a car in Switzerland County, Indiana over the weekend.

According to the Vevay Police Department, officers found Keith Oeffinger and Joseph Getz lying in the middle of Washington Street around 1 a.m. on Sunday. Both men were suffering from head injuries. 

Both were immediately taken to Kings Daughter's Hospital for treatment. Police say Getz was treated and later released.

Oeffinger was pronounced dead upon his arrival to the hospital.

Upon further investigation, police said Getz and Oeffinger attempted to ride on the trunk of a small black car, possibly a Honda Civic. As the driver accelerated, both men were thrown from the trunk and onto the street.

Days later, a female from Northern Kentucky called the Switzerland County Sheriff's Office to report that she was the driver of the black Honda authorities were looking for.

She was asked to come into the sheriff's office Tuesday morning to make a statement and was also interviewed by authorities. Police say the vehicle was processed for evidence.

Names of the female driver and a passenger are not being released until the investigation is complete.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Vevay Police Department at (812) 427-3737

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