The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:07 pm

Man charged in student's death

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette

A New Haven man was charged today with causing a crash that killed a 21-year-old college student in October. 

Nicholas A. Goyal, 37, faces five felonies including operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death in the Oct. 19 wreck at Executive and Coliseum boulevards. Police said he was driving a car that struck an SUV pulling out of a private drive. 

Andrew Carpenter, who played baseball for Ivy Tech, was a passenger in the SUV and died Oct. 29. Three others in the SUV were injured. 

Goyal's blood alcohol content at the time of the crash was .217 – more than twice the legal limit of .08, investigators said. 

He also is charged with operating while intoxicated and three counts of criminal recklessness. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

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