More information is known about the person who sped through an intersection and hit another car in Rogers — the accident resulted in the death of Lindsay Frame, a mom of two young children.
Andrew Keith Scheffler, 19, from Rogers, is jailed in Benton County on 10 charges that range from negligent homicide to driving on a suspended license to DWI, according to a probable cause affidavit.
On Wednesday evening, January 16, Scheffler, driving a Subaru, hit a Pontiac Grand Am with four people inside, including the driver, at the intersection of South 8th Street and West Price Lane, in Rogers, according to police.
The Grand Am was eastbound on West Price Lane when the light changed to green, the Grand Am driver, later identified at Lindsay Frame, went through the intersection when the Subaru sped at a high rate of speed south on South 8th Street and crashed into the side of the Grand Am.
Rogers fire extricated the passengers with the Jaws of Life and they were transported to hospitals, Frame was taken to Mercy Hospital Northwest in Rogers where she later died.
Witnesses said a white male, in his 20s, dirty blond hair and wearing dark clothing, lingered at the scene of the accident then fled on foot, according to the probable cause affidavit.
At 6:26 p.m. a police officer found a man who matched Scheffler’s description in the area of West New Hope Road. Police later confirmed the person was the suspect. The officer rolled his window down and asked the person to identify himself. Scheffler raised both hands saying he didn’t know what was going on because he was on acid, according to the affidavit.
The Rogers police officer searched the suspect and that’s when Scheffler tried to get into the patrol car. Scheffler also punched officer twice in the face, according to the statement.
Scheffler was taken to the Rogers Police Department. “He appeared very confused by continually asking what time it was every few minutes,” according to the affidavit, “…that he hear[s] voices in his head after consuming acid that told him to drive tonight.”
When the 19 year old was asked by police if he would talk about the incident, the affidavit states that Scheffler said, “No, I’m still lost in my mind on acid.”
Blood and urine samples were taken with permission via a warrant. The samples will be tested at the Arkansas State Crime Lab for drug analysis.
Thursday morning, January 17, police said Scheffler agreed to talk about the incident telling them he was going through difficult times in his life … was having relationship issues … and hadn’t talked to his family in a long time, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Scheffler stated to police that he and another friend and each took two “acid” tabs at around noon Wednesday while at home on West Green Acres Drive in Rogers.
Scheffler told police he started to, “feel trapped in his own house,” and got into his friend’s car (Subaru) and drove off. He said to police that the next thing he remembered was a flash just before the accident.
Injuries Scheffler sustained included minor scratches, hip and abdomen soreness from the seatbelt, according to the report.
Scheffler commented to police that he thought it was “strange” he remembered to wear his seat belt due to tripping on acid.
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