Convicted coroner to seek re-election

August 23, 2012

A Hancock County coroner says she'll resign from office after pleading guilty to driving drunk to a death scene but will still seek re-election this fall. Coroner Tamara Vangundy's resignation is effective at the end of the month. Vangundy said she wants to see if voters still want her for the position she was first elected to in 2008. Vangundy was sentenced Wednesday to a year on probation for driving to the scene of a teenager's suicide near New Palestine in May after drinking alcohol and taking a sleeping aid.