Brockton, Mass.: Victim in OUI Hit-and-Run Dies |

A woman has died after she was struck by a driver who was operating under the influence in a Brockton, Massachusetts, hit-and-run. Wednesday night, authorities responded to the scene in the area of 789 East Ashland St. for a report that a pedestrian was hit and the motorist had left the scene of the accident.

Amy Laycob, 26, of Randolph was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Deaconess around 11 a.m. Friday morning.

Kathleen Casey, 53, of Brockton was arraigned in Brockton District Court on Thursday. She was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.Mass.

Brockton Police and the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office say they are reviewing the charges given the fatality. Additional charges may be forthcoming.

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East Peoria, Ill.: Driver faces DUI charges in East Peoria crash that killed passenger |

A Peoria man died Friday morning from injuries sustained in a predawn pickup truck crash on North Main Street.

The driver of the truck has been charged with driving under the influence.

Cordero Griffin, 26, of 422 E. Republic St., Peoria, was partially ejected from the passenger side of the pickup truck and was pronounced dead in the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Emergency Department at 7 a.m. He was apparently not wearing a seat belt, according to Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll.

Jay Bennett, 23, of 200 S. Summit Drive, Washington, was found sitting outside the truck and was later charged with DUI, according to East Peoria police.

The single-vehicle crash in the 1800 block of North Main Street occurred Friday at about 6:30 a.m. The truck was southbound on North Main Street, when it left the road, went through a ditch and struck a tree, Ingersoll said.

The East Peoria Police Department and the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Department are investigating.

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Stillwater, Okla.: 5-Year-Old Girl Killed In DUI Wreck |

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol collision report says a Stillwater man had been drinking when his pickup crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head on, killing a child in that vehicle. The fatality wreck took place shortly before midnight Friday, October 24 on State Highway 51 just east of Stillwater.

James Goblet, 23, was behind the wheel of a 2014 Dodge going westbound in the eastbound lane of traffic when he struck a 2015 Volkswagen driven by McKala Miner of Pawnee, according to troopers.

The truck overturned, and Miner’s Volkswagen ran off the road. Miner, 29, is in critical condition at an Oklahoma City hospital.

A 5-year-old girl in her car was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers say the child was not restrained by a seatbelt. They did not release her name but say she was from Pawnee.

Another passenger in the VW, 23-year-old Forrest Stol of Glencoe, was taken to a hospital in serious condition. Both adults were belted in, the report states.

A passenger in Goblet’s truck, 26-year-old Cushing resident Clint Hobbs, was taken to a Stillwater hospital where he is said to be stable.

Goblet was treated and released after being escorted to the hospital by a trooper. The report lists the cause of the wreck as driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Gilroy, Calif.: Two Hollister residents killed in wreck; driver suspected of DUI |

Two Hollister residents were killed in a solo vehicle accident early Friday morning, and the driver who survived with major injuries was suspected of drunk driving, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The accident happened on Highway 101 south of Highway 129 and was reported at 1:31 a.m., according to the CHP.

A 23-year-old male passenger and a 25-year-old male passenger were killed in the wreck. The 25-year-old driver, Anthony M. Mendoza, was flown to San Jose Regional Medical Center with major injuries and was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

At about 1:31 a.m., Mendoza was southbound in a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta on Highway 101 approaching Highway 129 at a high rate of speed, according to the CHP.

“For an unknown reason, he allowed the VW to drive onto the west shoulder of southbound US-101. The VW overturned multiple times before coming to a rest on the large grass shoulder west of southbound US-101,” according to the accident report.The two passengers, whose identities have not been confirmed yet with the coroner’s office, died at the scene.

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Tillamook Co., Ore.: Beaverton man arrested for DUII after fatal crash |


Christopher Allen Fitch

A Beaverton man faces DUII and manslaughter charges after a fatal crash on Highway 101 Thursday afternoon.

The two-vehicle crash occurred about three miles north of Cloverdale in Tillamook County around 3 p.m.

The crash closed Highway 101.

Investigators said Christopher Allen Fitch, 21, was driving a pickup truck northbound at a high speed when he crossed the center line while driving around a curve and struck a Ford Taurus nearly head-on.

The driver of the Taurus, 70-year-old Gerald Dee Will, died in the crash.

Police determined Fitch had been drinking before the crash. He was on probation for DUII in Clackamas County and driving with a suspended license.

Fitch faces charges of second-degree manslaughter, DUII and reckless driving.

via Beaverton man arrested for DUII after fatal crash.

Ohio Co., Ky.: Alleged Drunk Driver Charged with Murder After Passenger is Killed in Crash | Tristatehomepage

A deadly crash in Ohio County lands one person in jail.Kentucky State Police were sent to Old Leitchfield Road close to Zion Church Road just before midnight for a one car crash.

Troopers say upon arrival , 51-year-old Danny Jackson, a passenger was pronounced dead by the County Coroner.

We’re told the driver, 44-year-old Jimmy Carden  had already left the scene. He was found a short time later and taken to Owensboro Health for his injuries.

Detectives later charged Carden with Murder, 1st degree Wanton Endangerment, Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs, leaving the scene of an accident and a handful of other charges.

Neither of the men were wearing their seat-belts.

No word on what caused the accident.

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Anderson Co., SC: Pedestrian killed, driver charged with DUI |


Jason Yeargin

A Piedmont man was charged with felony DUI after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Anderson County, authorities said.

Troopers said the victim was walking east on State 86 at about 8 p.m. Tuesday when a pickup ran off the side of the road, struck the pedestrian and crashed into a fence.

The truck then left the scene, but a witness was able to get the tag number, said Lance Cpl. Bill Rhyne of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The driver was identified as Jason Yeargin, 33, of Piedmont, who was charged with felony DUI and hit and run involving death, according to the Highway Patrol and jail records.

Rhyne and jail records said Yeargin was also charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

Yeargin was booked into the Anderson County Detention Center late Tuesday night.

The pedestrian’s name has not been released.

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