Sprague River, Ore. – Alleged drunk driver kills pedestrian | heraldandnews.com

On Sunday, at approximately 7:15 p.m. the Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 call on Rosewood Lane in Sprague River on the report that a woman had been run over by a vehicle.

Sheriff’s Deputies, Chiloquin Ambulance and Emergency Airlift arrived on the scene; however, prior to being airlift transported Barbara Lynn Malo, 63, was pronounced dead. Deputies took Joseph Martin Schuster, 23, of Chiloquin, into custody and he has been charged with 2nd Degree Manslaughter and DUII.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team has been activated to investigate. The investigation is currently active.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney’s Office.

via Alleged drunk driver kills pedestrian – Herald and News: Breaking.

Atlanta – Driver charged after pedestrian killed on I-285 shoulder | www.ajc.com

A driver is facing charges after a pedestrian was struck and killed early today on the shoulder of I-285 south of Langford Parkway.

Driver charged after pedestrian killed on I-285 shoulder photo

Tabatha Williams

Atlanta police said a man was hit by a car that had pulled into the right southbound emergency lane of the interstate around 4:45 a.m. A passenger in the vehicle received minor injuries and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

The alleged driver of the vehicle, Tabatha Williams, 24, was charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, DUI and reckless driving. She is being held at the Fulton County Jail.

Police did not release the identity of the victim and did not know why he was on the interstate shoulder.

The investigation is continuing.

via Driver charged after pedestrian killed on I-285 shoulder | www.ajc.com.

Palmdale, Calif. – Girl, 16, Killed When Suspected DUI Driver Plows Into Apartment | losangeles.cbslocal.com

A 16-year-old girl was killed early Sunday morning after a suspected drunken driver plowed his vehicle into an apartment complex in Palmdale, authorities said.

Shortly after 4 a.m., a deputy on patrol noticed the minivan inside the building at Avenue R East and 10th Street and reported it.

“The vehicle was embedded into the building and went into the bedroom of a 16-year-old girl who has passed away as a result of injuries from the accident as far as we can tell,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Ken Wright told KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz.

“She was my little sister. I just hope people who drink and drive … I mean … they are just causing pain for many families,” the victim’s sister told CBS2’s Louisa Hodge.

Friends told Hodge the victim attended Palmdale High School. She has been identified as Giselle Mendoza.

The suspect was identified by deputies as Roberto Rodriguez, 20, of Palmdale, according to Hodge.

“He has been taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries and will be booked for vehicular manslaughter,” the lieutenant said. “Preliminary investigation indicates he was under the influence of alcohol.”

Hodge also reported that several residents were evacuated pending a building inspection.

via Girl, 16, Killed After Suspected DUI Driver Plows Into Palmdale Apartment « CBS Los Angeles.

San Diego – Driver may face murder charges in deadly crash | cbs8.com

Two people are dead and a suspected drunk driver is in the hospital, after a crash in the East County on westbound Interstate 8, east of Lake Jennings Park Road in Blossom Valley Saturday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver, a 26-year-old San Diego man, remains at Sharp Memorial Hospital. He wasn’t critically hurt in the crash, but the CHP says once he’s released he could be looking at murder charges.

There were passengers inside a now mangled 1997 Nissan. Just 20-years-old, a male and a female – one in the front seat one in the backseat.

The driver was Mario Alberto Castaneda Carranza who according to the CHP had been drinking and using drugs.

“I don’t understand why people continue to do this. The awareness is out there the punishment out there, the consequences,” said Kevin Pearlstein with the CHP.

The one-car crash happened on the westbound side of I-8 near Lake Jennings Park Road. around 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

A witness told investigators she noticed Carranza’s car, drifting toward the center divider. He swerved, overcorrected, lost control and crashed through this metal fence, went down the embankment and missed hitting a patch of bushes by just feet. Instead he slammed into a concrete culvert.

The CHP reports that he was going approximately 70 miles an hour at the time. The vehicle was ripped into pieces and both passengers on the right side took the brunt of the impact.

Emergency crews had to cut the car apart to get to the victims. Both passengers died. Carranza survived. He is in a medically induced coma as of this report and is expected to recover.

The CHP says because of a prior DUI conviction from 2007, he’ll likely be charged with murder. And Carranza faces a number of other charges as well. CBS News 8 has been told that he will undergo surgery Saturday night, once he’s released officers will be transporting him to the county jail.

via Driver may face murder charges in deadly crash – San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com.

Tallahassee, Fla. -High school bus driver killed in crash; second driver charged with DUI | wtxl.com

A Tallahassee bus driver has died following an early morning crash that deputies say was caused by a drunk driver.

Lieutenant James McQuaig with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office says William R. Fowler II, 65, died following the crash.

It happened at 2:25 a.m. Friday on Apalachee Parkway at Conner Boulevard. Lt. McQuaig says Fowler was driving a school bus with 33 members of Florida High School’s track and field team. They were returning home after a competition in Jacksonville.

Lt. McQuaig says it appears the bus was traveling west on Apalachee Parkway, approaching the intersection of Conner Boulevard when the driver of a 2009 Toyota Camry hit the bus. Deputies say the bus veered off the road and hit a light pole.

Fowler did not survive his injuries. Two students and a coach were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Camry has been identified by deputies as Sarah M. Walker, 25. She is now facing two charges including Driving Under the Influence.

She is being held in the Leon County Jail.

The crash remains under investigation.

Florida High school leaders posted on their website:

“Many of you may have heard that while returning from a track meet in Jacksonville the bus transporting the track team was involved in an accident.

The accident occurred on Apalachee Pkwy. and Conner Blvd. and was caused by a vehicle making a left turn in front of the bus.The driver of the vehicle was charged with DUI.

Two of our students and two of our coaches were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.FSUS will be providing counseling for any of the students or faculty involved as needed.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Department will be handling the investigation. No other information is available at this time.”

via UPDATE: Florida High school bus driver killed in crash; second driver charged with DUI – Tallahassee News | ABC 27 WTXL: News.

Nashville, Tenn. – Pedestrian Killed; Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide | fox17.com

A pedestrian is killed in south Nashville after being hit by a drunk driver.

The incident happened on the I-24 East entrance ramp at Harding Place at 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to Metro Police. The man, initially listed in critical, later died, according to Metro Police.

The driver of the car, 40-year-old Charles Farris, is being charged with vehicular manslaughter – intoxication, according to the police report. He is being held on $150,000 bond in the Davidson County Jail.

via Pedestrian Killed in S. Nashville, Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide – WZTV FOX 17 – Top Stories.

Madera, Calif. – 19-year-old killed in alleged Highway 99 DUI crash | FresnoBee.com

A 19-year-old Fresno man was killed Tuesday after the van he was riding in crashed north of Madera. The driver, 45-year-old Alejandro Tellez of Fresno, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the California Highway Patrol said.

The single-vehicle crash happened about 2:40 p.m. on southbound Highway 99, south of Fairmead near the Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County.

Tellez veered to the left, causing the 1997 Chevrolet van to enter the center divider and overturn several times before coming to a rest partially in the fast lane of northbound Highway 99.

The 19-year-old, who has not been named pending notification of his family, was transported to Community Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Tellez was also taken to the hospital with major injuries, the CHP said.

Two other passengers in the van had moderate injuries from the crash: Jose Malaga, 29, and Israel Gonzalez, 33. Two other passengers were not injured: Eric Alvarez, 18, and Saul Jimenez, 42. All are from Fresno.

Tellez was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated, the CHP said.

via 19-year-old killed in alleged Highway 99 DUI crash north of Madera | Local News | FresnoBee.com.