Avon, Ind. – Woman dies after jumping from moving truck; Husband charged | WISHTV.com

Avon police are investigating an accident late Saturday night that killed a Cicero woman.

Authorities say that after visiting friends in Avon, Brandon Broady and his wife Jessica got into an argument about where they were going next. Investigators believe Jessica opened the truck door and attempted to jump from the moving vehicle. As she fell to the ground, police say she was run over by the rear wheels of the truck.

Jessica was transported to a hospital, but died from her injuries. An autopsy found multiple skull fractures to be the cause of death.

Brandon Broady failed a field sobriety test, according to investigators. A blood draw was performed and the results are not yet available. As a result of the failed field sobriety test, Brandon was preliminarily charged with driving while intoxicated resulting in death.

Brandon was released on a $2500 cash bond. He will appear in a Hendricks County court once formal charges are filed.

At this time, police believe that the death appears to be accidental. They do not think that Brandon pushed Jessica, nor do they think Jessica was attempting to commit suicide.

via Woman dies after jumping from moving truck, husband charged | WISHTV.com.

Las Vegas – Motorcyclist killed by alleged drunk driver Monday night | www.ktnv.com

A motorcyclist is dead after being hit by a man accused of driving drunk.

He has been identified as 40-year-old Ian Arche from Las Vegas.

It happened at about 6:05 p.m. Monday.

According to police, a 1994 Ford Explorer was traveling northbound on Pecos Road when the driver attempted to make a left onto Hacienda Avenue on a permissive, blinking yellow arrow.

A 1999 Honda CBD was traveling southbound on Pecos Road and had the green light.

The driver of the225 Ford failed to yield to the motorcycle. Arche lost control and was ejected from the bike. His body slid under the Ford.

Arche was transported to Sunrise Trauma and pronounced deceased.

41-year-old Francisco Contreras-DeJesus was arrested by police for driving under the influence after failing field sobriety tests. He is currently being held on one charge of felony DUI resulting in death.

via Motorcyclist killed by alleged drunk driver Monday night identified – www.ktnv.com.

Clearwater, Fla. – Woman charged with DUI manslaughter in fatal Clearwater motorcycle crash | baynews9.com

A Clearwater woman has been charged with DUI manslaughter following a crash that killed a motorcyclist Sunday night.

Casandra Renita Hafford, 47, was arrested after the accident, which happened around 9:40 p.m. at Missouri Avenue and Belleair Road. She was being held in the Pinellas County Jail without bail Monday morning.

According to Clearwater police, Hafford was driving a 2001 Buick Century south on Missouri when she turned left at Belleair and crossed into the path of 24-year-old Michael Ballard of Clearwater. Ballard had been traveling north on Missouri on a 2007 Kawasaki.

Police said Hafford showed signs of impairment at the scene and admitted she had been drinking before the crash.

via Woman charged with DUI manslaughter in fatal Clearwater motorcycle crash.

Baltimore Co., Md. -College student killed in hit-and-run by alleged drunk driver | wbaltv.com

A Goucher College student was struck and killed by a drunken driver in a hit-and-run in Baltimore County over the weekend, according to police.

Matthew Gabriel, 19, was struck by a car while crossing Dulaney Valley Road at Southerly Road around 1:45 a.m. Sunday. A car traveling northbound in the right turn lane of Dulaney Valley Road hit Gabriel as he crossed, police said, and the car kept going.

Gabriel died from his injuries at Shock Trauma on Monday morning.

Goucher College’s serene 287-acre campus skirts Dulaney Valley Road in Towson, a busy artery for drivers and pedestrians.

“Matt was a sophomore from Austin, Texas, an outstanding student, and a well-liked member of our community. He was a business management and economics double major and a key member of the men’s lacrosse team. He was also known for his larger-than-life personality and his unique sense of humor,” college President Sanford J. Ungar wrote in a letter to the campus. “The death of a student has a deep impact on a close-knit college campus like ours. This is a difficult time for all of us. I know we will come together as a community, but please, reach out for help if needed.”

Meanwhile, the driver who police said hit Gabriel was identified as Kayla Wiseman, 23, of Middle River.

“We were able to locate her. She was charged on citations with driving under the influence and hit-and-run and was released to a family member,” said police spokeswoman Elise Armacost.

Armacost said Wiseman was at fault in the case but added that incidents involving pedestrians are on the rise in Baltimore County.

“A tragedy like this gives us an opportunity to remind people about the importance of pedestrian safety — crossing in a crosswalk, being especially careful when you’re crossing at night in the dark, as he was doing, and making sure that when you’re crossing, you’re paying full attention to what you’re doing,” Armacost said.

There is a crosswalk near the spot where Gabriel was hit, but police said he wasn’t in it.

Police said the next step for the state’s attorney’s office is to review the case and decide whether Wiseman should face stiffer charges.

via Police: Goucher College student killed in hit-and-run | Maryland News – WBAL Home.

Alma, Tex. – Suspect arrested in intoxicated vehicular manslaughter | waxahachietx.com

Ennis resident Jimmy Mendez Jr., 44, lost his life in a two-vehicle accident Saturday night. The accident took place at 9:29 p.m. on northbound Interstate Highway 45 near Alma.

Morgan Leigh McJunkin

McJunkin

“Unit one was a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle and was traveling North on I-45. Unit two, a 2001 Jeep Cherokee, was also traveling North on I-45,” Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Kyle Bradford said. “The driver of unit two failed to control his speed and struck unit one in the rear.”

Bradford said following the collision, the driver, Mendez, came to rest in the middle lane, deceased. The motorcycle was found off the roadway. The passenger of the motorcycle was transported to the hospital by air ambulance to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. The passenger in the SUV fled the scene and the driver of the SUV, Morgan L. McJunkin, 24, of Frisco was uninjured.

Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 Steve Egan was called to the scene and pronounced Mendez deceased at 10:55 p.m. Egan ordered Mendez’s body be taken to the Dallas Medical Examiner’s Office for a full autopsy.

McJunkin was arrested by DPS and booked into the Wayne McCollum Detention Center at 4:33 a.m. Sunday, April 13. She has been charged with intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle and driving while intoxicated – second offense. McJunkin’s bonds total $80,000 and she remains in custody at the detention center. The cause of the accident is under investigation by Troopers with DPS.

via Suspect arrested in intoxicated vehicular manslaughter – Waxahachie Daily Light: Ellis County.

Fannin Co., Ga. – Judge killed by suspected drunk driver | WRCBtv.com

One person is dead and another is in the hospital following a traffic accident Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened in Fannin County on GA 60 and Hardscrabble Road.  A 1997 Mazda Protégé being driven by 60-year-old Larry Eugene Jones,  from Morganton, was in the oncoming lane and struck a motorcycle.  The motorcycle was being driven by 53-year-old Ronald Newton, 53, from Morganton, and his wife Rita was a passenger.  Jones hit the motorcycle throwing both the driver and the passenger. Judge Newton was killed and his wife was flown to Erlanger Hospital.

Jones had been drinking and refused a state administered test.   Warrants were taken to obtain blood.  He was arrested and charged with DUI, first degree vehicular homicide; serious injury by vehicle; failure to maintain lane; and open container.

He is in the Fannin County Jail.

via Fannin Co. judge killed by drunk driver – WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports.

Dickinson, ND – Man killed in tractor crash; Drunk driving suspected | bismarcktribune.com

A Dickinson man was killed and another could face charges after a tractor crash early Friday morning.

Kyle Binstock, 29, was killed in the crash.

Justin Binstock, 35, has been released from the custody of the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center in Dickinson. A statement from the North Dakota Highway Patrol says he is expected to face a Class A felony charge of causing death while operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. No charges had been filed by 2 p.m. Friday.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the two men were westbound on the 11500 block of 51st Street Southwest, approximately nine miles north of New England, at 1:40 a.m. Friday in a 2014 Challenger 525C tractor. Justin Binstock was driving the tractor, left the road and entered the south ditch. The tractor struck a culvert and overturned.

Kyle Binstock was ejected from the tractor and was pronounced dead at the scene.

via Dickinson man killed in tractor crash.