Cicero, NY: Man charged with vehicular manslaughter, DWI in crash |

A Cicero man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving in connection with a crash that took the life of a woman who was jogging along Lakeshore Road on Thursday morning.

28-year-old Vincent Carello was charged with:

  • Vehicular manslaughter, second degree, a class D felony
  • Leaving the scene of a fatal accident, a class D felony
  • Driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor
  • Driving under the influence of drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor

State Police say 37-year-old Summer Rupert-Wozniczka obeyed every rule regarding safe jogging – including wearing reflectors and running against traffic – when the incident occurred. They say she was struck by the back end of a bumper when a vehicle came around a bend.

State Police closed off Lakeshore Road near Van Antwerp Drive while they investigated the incident.

State Police believe Rupert-Wozniczka was formerly employed as a bartender at Hafner’s.

She left behind a teenage daughter.

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Reno man, 19, booked on fatal DUI


Alexander Tivis

A 19-year-old Reno man is in Washoe County Jail for allegedly driving drunk Wednesday evening and hitting a car on Moana Lane causing a young woman’s death.

A 21-year-old woman passenger was killed just after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday headed westbound in a Honda sedan on Moana Lane, Reno police said. As the vehicle turned southbound on Baker Lane a white Ford Mustang headed eastbound on Moana Lane struck the Honda. Reno police said the Mustang was driving “at a high rate of speed.”

The driver of the Honda and two people in the Mustang were transported to Renown Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

A passenger in the Honda, whose name has not been released, was trapped following the collision. According to police, the Mustang struck the right side of the Honda.Police, firefighters and REMSA removed the woman from the vehicle. She was later pronounced dead at Renown, police said.

Investigators say the driver of the Mustang, 19-year-old Alexander Tivis, of Reno, was intoxicated at the time of the crash. After hospital release, Tivis was arrested and booked without bail in Washoe County Jail on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol causing death.

via Reno man, 19, booked on fatal DUI.

Somers, Mont.: Drunk driver may have caused double fatal crash |

Two people are dead after a Thursday morning accident on U.S. Highway 93 North near Somers.

Jerril Ren, a traffic homicide investigator with Montana Highway Patrol, says a driver in a silver Subaru was trailing a purple Ford pickup truck northbound, attempting to get the vehicle’s license plate numbers to report him as a possible drunk driver.

Ren says it looks like the pickup truck then crossed the center line and ran head-on into a man driving southbound in a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee. MHP says the woman trailing the alleged drunk driver was not involved in the accident.

The driver of the pickup truck and the driver of the Jeep were pronounced dead on the scene. Meanwhile, the driver of the Subaru crashed into the side of the ditch and was taken to Kalispell Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

Both lanes of traffic were completely shut down for several hours near mile marker 101 as crews removed the vehicles from the scene.

The bodies of the two men were taken to the Buffalo Hill funeral home. The Montana Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the wreck.

via Drunk driver may have caused double fatal crash near Somers | | Missoula, Montana.

Monterey Co., Calif.: Construction worker killed by suspected DUI driver |

A construction worker was killed early Thursday morning after California Highway Patrol says he was hit by a suspected DUI driver.

Officers say it happened on Eastbound Highway 68 near Corral De Tierra Road in a construction zone around midnight Thursday.

Officers say the driver, 50-year-old Adam Zubiate of Salinas traveled through the cone pattern, passing another car before hitting Jesus Fernandez, 51, of Tracy.

Zubiate reportedly then continued to drive for about half a mile before coming to a stop.  Officers say witnesses remained with the driver until emergency crews arrived.

CHP says the victim worked for The Bay Traffic Solutions and was around 50-years-old.  His name has not been released pending notification of his next of kin.

Zubiate was booked into Monterey County Jail on suspicion of DUI.

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Florence, SC: Man facing several charges after innocent bystander killed during police chase |

Kyeon Glover, 19, faces a number of charges, including Felony DUI, Burglary, Failure to Stop for a Blue Light and possession of Marijuana, after police say he fled from them Wednesday morning and caused a crash that killed a man.

Vincent Omear Thomas, 33, of Mayesville, was killed around 5 a.m. Wednesday in the crash that happened at the intersection of Church and Cheves Streets in Florence, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.

Thomas was killed when his vehicle was hit by the vehicle being chased by police.

Police say Glover was being chased after fleeing from the scene of a reported burglary in progress.

Officers on scene said Thomas was on his way home from work when his vehicle was hit by the speeding car.

Glover has been charged with Felony DUI, according to Sonny Collins with Highway Patrol.

Highway Patrol said there were several cars at the intersection when the crash happened and are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact them.

Glover also faces eight charges from Florence police, according to Major Carlos Raines with Florence police.

Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler said an officer was pursuing the car Glover was driving after a burglary and shooting was reported at Church Hill Apartments on June Lane.

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Lodi, Calif.: Man killed in suspected DUI accident –

Lodi man was killed early Sunday morning when he was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver on Davis Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified 59-year-old Domenico Dennis Zagaroli as the driver of a vehicle carrying two other passengers at the time of the accident.

Zagaroli was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze north on Davis Road just north of Eight Mile Road at about 1:50 a.m. Sunday morning, according to the CHP.

Zagaroli stopped for a passing train, and had just started to accelerate when a 1991 Jeep Wrangler approached from behind and failed to slow down, the CHP said.

The Wrangler collided with the Cruze, spinning it clockwise and forcing it into a railroad crossing guard arm. The Jeep ended up disabled in the middle of the road, the CHP said.

Zagaroli died at the scene and his passengers were taken to area hospitals for minor to moderate injuries, officers reported.

The driver of the Jeep, identified by CHP Sgt. James Smith as 52-year-old Donald Beyette of Carson City, Nev., was taken to the UC Davis Medical Center with major injuries.

CHP officers who were at the scene suspect that Beyette was driving under the influence, and reported that alcohol will be a considered a factor during the investigation.

Zagaroli was a longtime architect with LDA Partners, LLP of Stockton. He was involved with just about every project the firm worked on, business partner Eric Wohle said.

Two of those projects included the Wine & Roses Inn and Spa and the accompanying Lodi Visitors Center at 2505 W. Turner Road, as well Lucas Winery’s tasting room at 18196 Davis Road.

Wohle confirmed Zagaroli’s passengers were his daughter and her boyfriend. Both are 29.

He said his partner was one of the most kind and generous people he had known.

“It didn’t matter what you were talking about — if you had five minutes to talk, he’d turn it into 10,” Wohle said. “He was very kind in that regard.”

Zagaroli was a gifted architect with the ability to take all kinds of materials and turn them into interesting things when drawing up plans, Wohle said.

“Watching him with construction drawings was like watching Mozart at the piano,” he said. “He had a lot to do with the heart and soul of this place. He made it fun to work here.”

Family members could not be reached for comment. Smith did not know the condition of Zagaroli’s daughter or her boyfriend.

via Lodi man killed in suspected DUI accident – News.

Cajon Pass, Calif.: Orange County man arrested in fatal DUI crash |

A 7-year-old boy was killed and a Buena Park man was arrested in a hit-and-run, a California Highway Patrol official said.

At 10:01 p.m. Saturday, Kimberly Cannon-Willey, 29, of Victorville, was driving a 1998 Saturn north on I-15 south of the 138 with her 5-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy when a 2008 GMC Sierra sped up behind her, rear-ended her and sped away, said CHP Officer Brian Alvarez in a statement.

The impact sent Cannon-Willey’s car barreling into a guard rail. Paramedics took all three to Desert Valley Hospital, Cannon-Willey and the girl with minor injuries and the boy with major injuries.

The boy died upon arrival at the hospital, Alvarez wrote in the statement.

Officers caught the other driver, Armando Barragan, 21, of Buena Park moments later. He was treated for minor injuries and arrested on suspicion of driving while drunk and hit-and-run resulting in death, the news release said.

via OC man arrested in fatal DUI crash – The Orange County Register.