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New charges in death of Dubois Co. woman

Jeylyn Staggs (Source: Huber Funeral Home) Jeylyn Staggs (Source: Huber Funeral Home)
Tyler O'Keefe (Source: Dubois Co. Jail) Tyler O'Keefe (Source: Dubois Co. Jail)
DUBOIS CO., IN (WFIE) -

Prosecutors tell 14News that new charges will be filed in connection with the death of a Dubois County woman.

22-year-old Jeylyn Staggs died last Friday. Authorities say she jumped from a moving car.

22-year-old Tyler O'Keefe was arrested.

Deputies say he was driving the vehicle Staggs jumped from and they say O'Keefe tested positive for drugs.

He had been charged with operating while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

The Dubois County Prosecutors Office tells us that they have reviewed the case and are amending the charges to two level-5 felony counts of OWI causing death.

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