Litchfield, Ill. – Father charged with DUI in accident that killed wife, two sons |

A father has been charged with a DUI in an accident that killed his wife and their two children in Macoupin County.

According to Illinois State Police, Alfredo McGee, Sr. was driving a Chevrolet Impala on Interstate 55 when it appeared to stop in the middle of the interstate early Friday morning. A white cargo van then rear-ended their Chevrolet Impala which was stopped.

Alea Shannon, 27, Alfredo McGee Jr., 8, and Armondo McGee, 2, all passengers in the car, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two daughters were transported with non-life threatening injuries. 

Police believed McGee had been drinking and driving at the time of the collision.

read more here > Police: Father charged with DUI in accident that killed wife, two sons | St. Louis.

Rogersville, Mo. – Teacher accused in fatal DUI crash |

Chad Bybee

Chad Bybee

The Logan-Rogersville teacher accused of a drunken driving death while his two children were in the car is out of jail, but he won’t be in a classroom anytime soon.

Chad Bybee, 32, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the first degree and second-degree assault, both felonies, following the Friday crash, which caused the death of 84-year-old William H. Hughes of Seymour.

According to an online crash report, Bybee was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado truck the wrong way in the eastbound lane of U.S. 60 at 7 p.m. in Rogersville when he struck Hughes’ 2009 Chevrolet Impala car head-on. Hughes was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bybee’s two daughters were in their father’s car at the time of the accident, according to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Adaline H. Bybee, 6, and Gabrielle A. Bybee, 8, were transported to Cox South hospital in Springfield with moderate and serious injuries, respectively.

Logan-Rogersville Superintendent Jeremy Tucker said the girls have since left the hospital and are recuperating at home.

via Rogersville teacher accused in fatal DUI crash is out of jail | Springfield News-Leader |

Sonoma, Calif. – Suspected drunk driving crash leaves 1 dead, 3 injured |

A Jaguar driven by a suspected drunken driver veered into a Toyota on state Highway 121 in Sonoma County this evening, killing the passenger in the Jaguar and injuring the other three occupants of the two cars — including a 5-year-old girl, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported shortly after 7 p.m. on the highway near Meadowlark Lane, just north of the Sonoma Raceway and the Viansa Winery, the CHP said.

The 97 Jaguar was driving south on the highway as the Toyota Corolla, driven by a 26-year-old Greenbrae man with a 5-year-old girl in the backseat, was driving north.

The Jaguar was passing other cars as it approached the Toyota and then lost control and veered into the path of the Toyota, the CHP said.

The Toyota hit the right front side of the Jaguar, killing that car\’s passenger, a 26-year-old man.

The 5-year-old girl who was riding in the Toyota was rushed to Children’s Hospital in Oakland with major injuries. The Toyota’s driver was taken by ground to Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa also with major injuries, the CHP said.

The Jaguar’s driver, identified as 25-year-old Damodar Chandradas, was airlifted by a CHP helicopter to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with major injuries. Chandradas is suspected of driving under the influence during the crash, the CHP said.

via Sonoma: Suspected drunk driving crash leaves 1 dead, 3 injured including 5-year-old girl – San Jose Mercury News.

Fort Smith, Ark. – Suspect In Pedestrian Death Has Five DWI Convictions |


Vicki Fielding

A Fort Smith woman arrested for driving while intoxicated after a man was struck and killed early Sunday has five prior DWI convictions.

Nathanael DeJarnett, 20, of Wellington, Kan., was “walking, or crossing the roadway” when he was hit by a 1992 Chevy pickup driven by Vicki Lee Fielding, 51, of Fort Smith, Sgt. Waymon Parker of the Fort Smith Police Department said.

An Arkansas State Police report says the driver was turning left shortly before 1 a.m. when the vehicle struck DeJarnett in the center left-turn lane of the roadway at North Greenwood Avenue and North J Street.

Witnesses reported Fielding swerved and hit DeJarnett, “causing him to be flipped on the hood and impact the windshield, eventually landing on the toolbox in the bed of the pickup truck,” according to a Fort Smith Police Department collision report.

Fielding was arrested on suspicion of DWI, refusing to submit to a chemical test and reckless driving, according to court records.

via Suspect In Pedestrian Death Has Five DWI Convictions | The Times Record.

Miami – Accused Hit & Run Driver Charged With DUI Manslaughter

Marty Howard(Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Marty Howard

An arrest has been made in the death of an elderly woman who was struck and killed by the driver of a pickup truck Monday night.

The crash happened just after 7 o’clock along NW 12 Ave. near NW 61 Street.

The man arrested is Marty Leven Howard, 55, of Miami. He was charged with DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash.

His bond is set at $236,000.

According to the arrest report released Tuesday, Howard was driving a red 1996 Ford pickup and struck Fannie Ash as she was crossing the street. Howard, police said, drove home and told his son and daughter what had happened.

They persuaded Howard that he had to go back to the scene and turn himself in. They drove him back where he walked up to an officer, driver’s license in hand, and said, “Let me tell you something. I’m the one that was driving. I hit somebody.”

Howard told police “she jumped out of nowhere,” and he didn’t stop because “he saw people come out of the apartment building with guns so he left the scene because he was scared,” according to the arrest affidavit.

Officers gave Howard a roadside sobriety test after noticing bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol, according to the report.

Relatives of Fannie Ash said she was headed to church when she was hit.

Ash, who was 78-years old, had 8 children and more than a dozen grandchildren.

After she was hit, she was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

read more here > Accused Hit & Run Driver Charged With DUI Manslaughter « CBS Miami.

Fremont, Calif. – Teen dead, another arrested on suspicion of DUI, manslaughter |

A 17-year-old boy died and his teenage friend was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and drunken driving after a sport utility vehicle slammed into a tree in the Wiebel neighborhood over the weekend, police said.

Fremont resident Jason Park died following the early Sunday morning crash near the intersection of Durham Road and Paseo Padre Parkway, an Alameda County Coroner\’s Office spokeswoman said.

Park, who participated in an independent study program in the Fremont Unified School District, was the front-seat passenger in a newer model four-door silver Nissan Exterra that crashed about 1 a.m., said police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.

Two other 17-year-old boys in the SUV, who attend Mission San Jose High School, suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries in the wreck, Bosques said.

The friends had just dropped off a fourth teenage boy in the Warm Springs Area and were traveling east on Durham Road near Paseo Padre Parkway when the SUV veered toward the shoulder, struck a large rock and sheared a tree. The SUV then spun and hit a second tree on the right hand shoulder of Durham Road.

Park, who wore his seat belt, was partly ejected from the SUV. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

read more here > Fremont teen dead, another arrested on suspicion of DUI, manslaughter after crash – San Jose Mercury News.

San Jose, Calif. – Fatal DUI results in woman, 26, charged after death of friend |

San Jose police arrested a 27-year-old woman early Monday morning on suspicion of drinking and driving after her friend, 26, was killed in front a home in Willow Glen.

A neighbor on Weibel Way called police just after 2:30 a.m. because they heard the accident and someone crying. A silver SUV was still at the scene – 1600 Hamilton Place – early Monday, it looked like it had backed into a garage.

One neighbor, James McGraw, told NBC Bay Area that he heard one woman saying, “Follow me, c’mon, c’mon.” He wasn’t sure if one woman was trying to help her friend back into the garage.

There were beer cans at the scene.

The 27-year-old was booked on charges of DUI and vehicular manslaughter. Neither woman was identified.

via SJPD: Fatal DUI in Willow Glen, Woman, 27, Arrested | NBC Bay Area.

Pawtucket, R.I. – Pedestrian killed on 95; suspect held for DUI |

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly driving under the influence, hitting and killing a pedestrian walking on 95 in Pawtucket.

State Police issued a release stating that at about 4:40 am Sunday, they received a call about a man dressed in dark clothes walking in the center lane of 95 South near Smithfield Avenue in Pawtucket.

Then, they received a call that someone was lying in the first lane of the highway, just north of the Smithfield Ave. exit.

After a third caller said he had just hit some type of ‘debris\’ in that same area, troops went to the scene and the pedestrian was pronounced dead.

Investigations determined that the pedestrian was walking in the center lane of 95 South just north of the Smithfield Ave. exit in Pawtucket and was allegedly struck by Conner Forsythe, 20, of Hope. The pedestrian was sent flying into the first lane and was struck by a second vehicle.

Reports say that Forsythe displayed obvious signs of impairment but he refused a breathalyzer test. Blood samples drawn at Rhode Island Hospital will be tested by the RI Department of Health.

Forsythe was arraigned and charged with Driving Under the Influence, Death Resulting. Bail is set at $50,000 with surety.

via Pedestrian killed on 95 in Pawtucket; suspect held for DUI – ABC6 – Providence, RI and New Bedford, MA News, Weather.

St. Louis – Pedestrian struck, killed along I-44 overnight |

A pedestrian was killed early Sunday morning while walking along Interstate 44. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, a woman was hit by an SUV in the eastbound lanes of I-44 near the Meramec River bridge around 1:00am. She was then struck multiple times by other cars on the interstate.

The pedestrian, identified as Mona L. Moynihan, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene.   Authorities arrested the man driving the SUV on suspicion of DWI.

The eastbound lanes of I-44 were closed for about five hours between Bowles and I-270, but have since reopened.

via Pedestrian struck, killed along I-44 overnight |

Woods Cross, Utah – Man charged after friend dies in suspected DUI accident |

David Helm

A man is dead and his friend behind bars for investigation of vehicular homicide after a DUI accident Thursday night.

The friends were driving near 1500 South and 1450 West about 10:30 p.m. when the driver rammed into back of a tow truck parked in a construction zone in a residential neighborhood, Woods Cross police detective Adam Osoro said.

Emergency crews arrived to find the passenger, 47-year-old Trent Hansen, of Woods Cross, had sustained serious injuries, Osoro said. Hansen was transported to Intermountain Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

Officers at the scene said they could smell alcohol on the breath of driver David Helm, 47, who declined to speak with investigators. Officers were unsure where the men had been or where they were going at the time of the crash, Osoro said.

Helm was later booked into Davis County Jail for investigation of vehicular homicide.

The victim\’s name was not immediately released Friday pending family notification.

via Man arrested after friend dies in alleged DUI accident | Deseret News.

Oklahoma City – Father Killed, Son charged with DUI in double-motorcycle crash |

A man has been arrested for DUI following a motorcycle crash that claimed the life of his father in northwest Oklahoma City, late Thursday night.

According to police, at about 10:45 p.m. two motorcycles driven by 22-year-old Cass Ryan Marchant and his father crashed while traveling eastbound on N.W. 138th Street.

Police say the two were speeding, and they failed to negotiate a turn onto Joel McDonald Drive. The motorcycles then crashed into a parking lot.

As officers arrived at the scene, they said they could smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on Marchant’s person. They said he had “glossy watery eyes and a slurred speech.”

Marchant’s father was pronounced dead at the scene.

Marchant was transported to the hospital to be checked out for his injuries. He was then taken into custody and transported to the Oklahoma County Jail on DUI and speeding charges.

This isn’t Marchant\’s first run in with the law. Chickasha police arrested Marchant two months ago for public intoxication and carrying a loaded gun while under the influence.

via Father Killed, Son Injured In Motorcycle Crash In OKC – – Tulsa, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports – |.

Menlo Park, Calif. – Man and woman killed in DUI wreck |

Police in Menlo Park were investigating a double-fatal DUI crash Thursday night that left two people dead and one woman in custody, according to authorities.

Balbir Singh and Kamal Kaur, both in their 50s, were walking their dog on Chilco Street west of Constitution at around 6:54 p.m. when a car struck and killed them.

The car then went over the center divide, hit another car carrying four people before crashing into a tree.

None of the four people in the other car were injured. The dog that the couple was walking was also unharmed.

The driver of the car at the center of the accident was determined to be under the influence and was arrested. The woman was identified as 54-year-old Marjorie Reitzell of Redwood City.

read more here > Man and woman killed in Menlo Park DUI accident |

Montgomery City, Mo. – Repeat DWI offender and bar owner hits pedestrian, killing her |

A woman walking down a street around 2 a.m. Thursday was struck and killed by a drunk driver. Police say the driver Curtis Huenefeld is a repeat offender and has been convicted with driving while intoxicated in 2005 and 2006.

Court documents also show that in 2005 he was convicted of leaving the scene of an accident. It happened in Montgomery City, Mo. and Huenefeld is in county jail on a 24 hour hold.

“It’s horrible, it’s absolutely horrible, it’s a tragedy on both sides of the family,” said Montgomery City resident Amy Davis.

Police tell us the accident happened in a residential area, near North Walker Street and Highway B.

Court documents show it was just before 2 a.m. Thursday when 52-year-old Lisa Higgenbotham was walking on North Walker and 39-year-old Curtis Huenefeld was driving on the same street. The documents say that Huenefeld told a police officer he didn’t see Higgenbotham and hit her with his pickup truck. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

“It’s going to be hard for his side of the family, married with kids and then it\s hard for the victims side of the family obviously,” said Davis.

Huenefeld is the owner of the Pit Stop Bar and Grill which is just a couple of blocks from where the crime happened. Court documents state that the arresting officer could smell alcohol on Huenefeld and he admitted to the officer that he did have four to six beers while working at the bar Wednesday night.

read more here > Repeat DWI offender and bar owner hits pedestrian, killing her.

San Diego – DWI charged in fatal 10:30 a.m. crash |

The 77-year-old man who died in a University City crash has been identified, authorities said Thursday.

The fatal crash happened at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at La Jolla Village Drive and Genesee Avenue.

Police said George Matteson of Pacific Beach was in a Volkswagen Golf when Soranun Booppanon, 39, allegedly ran a red light at the intersection.

Booppanon’s Toyota Prius rammed into an Audi sedan and Matteson\’s vehicle, then hit a Nissan truck before all four vehicles skidded to a halt across the traffic lanes.

Matteson died at the scene of the pileup despite medics’ attempts to resuscitate him. His female passenger suffered serious injuries. Booppanon and the motorist in the Audi sustained minor injuries, SDPD Officer Frank Cali said. The driver of the pickup was unhurt.

Booppanon was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated, Lt. Kevin Mayer said. Investigators believe that Booppanon, a Rancho Penasquitos resident, was under the influence of some type of drug at the time of the crash, according to Mayer.

via 10News – Man killed in University City crash identified as George Matteson of Pacific Beach – – News.

West Des Moines – Hit-and-run DUI driver caught; 1 dead |

A Windsor Heights man late Monday was hit and killed by a drunken driver who then fled the scene, police said.

Jeffery Robert Crispin, 29, was driving home after work when his Honda Civic was T-boned by a Dodge Ram pickup at about 11:58 p.m. Monday.

Police said Jerry Harbour Jr., 30, of West Des Moines, ran a red light at the intersection of 86th Street and University Avenue, hitting Crispin’s car on the driver’s side door.

Crispin died at the scene. He was wearing his seat belt and his airbags deployed; his vehicle was totaled by the larger truck.

Harbour was uninjured. He drove away from the crash, hopped a curb and parked his truck behind a nearby restaurant where a Clive police officer spotted the vehicle and arrested him, police said.

Harbour was charged with vehicular homicide, operating while intoxicated, and leaving the scene of an accident. As of Wednesday night, he was being held in the Polk County Jail on $56,000 bond.

via Man killed by drunken driver was caring for cancer-stricken mother | The Des Moines Register |