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.