Newark, Del.: Man allegedly drove drunk, struck and killed bicyclist | newarkpostonline.com

Rahul A. Patel

Rahul A. Patel

A Newark man was allegedly driving drunk when he lost control of his vehicle, striking and killing a bicyclist, police say.

Now, Rahul A. Patel is charged with vehicular homicide and DUI. He was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $20,500 cash bond.

The incident happened 8:30 p.m. Saturday, east of the city, according to Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack.

Patel was driving his 2003 Honda Accord west on Ogletown Road “at a high rate of speed” as he approached the intersection with Ruthar Drive, Shavack said.

“Patel lost control of the Honda, which traveled off of the roadway onto the center median, rotating counter-clockwise, and continuing into the intersection,” Shavack said.

“The passenger side of the Honda struck an adult male bicyclist who was traveling through the intersection in a northerly direction, attempting to cross Ogletown Road.”

via Police: Newark man drove drunk, struck and killed bicyclist – Newark Post: News.

Lake Co., Fla.: Man arrested after fatal DUI crash | clickorlando.com

The Florida Highway Patrol investigated a late night accident where a man was hit and killed in the roadway.

Troopers said the accident happened at 10:17 p.m. Saturday on State Road 46 and Wekiva River Road.

Troopers said 43-year-old Robert Wenrick was east on State Road 46 when he hit 20-year-old Conrad Berry, who was standing on the side of the road.

Troopers do not know why Berry was on the side of the road, but after he was hit he was knocked into the grassy shoulder and pronounced dead.

Troopers said Wenrick failed to submit a Breathalyzer and was arrested for DUI.

Wenrick was taken to the Lake County Jail and the crash remains under investigation.

via Troopers: Man arrested after fatal DUI accident | News – Home.

Las Vegas: Coroner IDs bicyclist killed by suspected DUI driver | mynews3.com

The Clark County coroner has identified the bicyclist killed Friday afternoon when he was hit by a car on Las Vegas Boulevard near South Point Casino.

Las Vegas resident Cesar Augusto Flores, 41, was riding his bicycle near Frias Avenue and the Boulevard when a 36-year-old woman hit him from behind with her Nissan sedan, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Flores died at 5 p.m. at University Medical Center Trauma.

The woman, who was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, was arrested, NHP Trooper Loy Hixson said.

via Coroner IDs bicyclist killed by suspected DUI driver near South Point Casino – Las Vegas MyNews3 – KSNV.

Galveston, Texas: Driver charged with intoxication manslaughter | chron.com

Adrian Paul Mills Photo: Galveston Police

An alleged drunken driver has been charged in a fatal Galveston Seawall crash Saturday afternoon that killed a 72-year-old Humble man and injured his wife.

Adrian Paul Mills of Galveston was charged Sunday morning with intoxication manslaughter and booked into the Galveston County jail on $100,000 bail, according to the Galveston Police Department.

About 2 p.m. Saturday, Mills made an abrupt U-turn on Seawall, crashing his Infinity Q50 SUV into the side of a Toyota Sienna minivan.

The van’s passengers, Ashley and Alice Boyd, were on their way to a family reunion. Ashley Boyd was declared dead at the scene and his wife remains hospitalized at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Mills was injured and also transported to UTMB.

via Police: Driver charged with intoxication manslaughter in Seawall death – Houston Chronicle.

Wise Co., Texas: Woman Dead After Car Hit By Suspected Drunk Driver | dfw.cbslocal.com

One person is dead after being hit in a two-vehicle accident about 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of U.S. 380 and Farm Road 1658 in Bridgeport.

A pickup was traveling west on U.S. 380 and ran the red light , hitting a vehicle traveling southbound on 1658 through the intersection.

The passengers in the car hit needed immediate medical attention.

One victim, 78-year-old James Aden, was trapped in the car. He was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth. He is expected to survive.

The other victim is Aden’s wife, 72-year-old Margaret Aden, was being transported to the hospital but she died in the back of the ambulance vehicle.

The driver of the pickup, Zachary Sloan, was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated manslaughter. He was not injured and had no passengers.

via Woman Dead After Car Hit By Drunk Driver « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth.

Albuquerque: 2 killed, 1 child injured in DWI crash | krqe.com

A suspected drunk driving crash overnight killed one adult and one child, and left another child fighting for its life at UNM Hospital.

Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies say the driver, 41-year-old Carlos Rosales-Polanco, was traveling in a truck northbound on Coors near Rio Bravo on Saturday night with his two kids and a female passenger inside.

That’s when witnesses say the truck suddenly sped up, hit a raised median and rolled into a field.

The female passenger, 30-year-old Adriana Chavez-Miranda, was killed.

Rosales-Polanco and two children, ages 10 and 1 1/2, were rushed to UNM Hospital where the 1 1/2-year-old succumbed to his injuries and died.

Deputies say it does appear alcohol and speed were factors in the crash.

Roasles-Polanco will be OK. He has been released from the hospital and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center for vehicular homicide.

via 2 killed, 1 child injured in DWI crash | KRQE.

Henrietta, NY: Deputies Blame Drunk Driving for Fatal Crash | wxxinews.org

A woman may face charges for her involvement in a two car fatal collision in Henrietta late Saturday.

Monroe County Sheriffs deputies tell WXXI that Amanda Hunt of Rush was intoxicated at the time of the 11:15 pm crash, which occurred on her 25th birthday.

The accident happened at the intersection of Calkins Road and Hylan Drive. Deputies say Hunt was driving a Ford Focus. The other vehicle was a Toyota Rav4.

The other driver, 51 year old Lisa Welk of Henrietta, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the information released by a Sheriffs spokesperson.

Welk’s 15 year old daughter was found unconscious in the back seat. She and Hunt were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital.

Deputies say they talked to a witness who saw a vehicle like Hunt’s moments before the crash. The witness describes the car going very fast westbound on Calkins Road, even crossing the double yellow line into oncoming traffic.

Officers say the investigation continues and charges are pending for Amanda Hunt.

via Deputies Blame Drunk Driving for Fatal Crash | WXXI News.