Rockbridge Baths, Va. – Suspected DUI crash leaves college student dead |

The Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal car crash that happened early Tuesday morning in Rockbridge County.

State police said that at about 1:30 a.m. a 2006 Chevy Tahoe, carrying 10 people, was traveling southbound on Turkey Hill Road, then ran off the left side of the road and hit a tree stump, overturning the vehicle.

The driver of the Tahoe, Nicholas Perry Hansel, 21, of New Orleans was taken to Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital for minor injuries.

After Hansel was treated, he was charged with DUI and refusal and is being held in Rockbridge County jail.

A rear-seat passenger, Kelsey H. Durkin, 21, of New Canaan, Conn., was taken to Stonewall Jackson Hospital by private vehicle and was dead on arrival.

read more here > Suspected DUI crash leaves one dead in Rockbridge | The News Leader |

Lewiston, Idaho – DUI crash kills 53-year-old man |

Lewiston Police said a 53-year-old man was killed in a DUI crash early Sunday morning.

Authorities said Kyle Rios, 24, was driving westbound on East Main when he struck Paul Stuk, 53, as he was turning onto East Main. Stuk was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police said Rios was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicating beverages or of drugs and for leaving the scene of an injury accident.

The crash is still under investigation.

read more here > Lewiston DUI crash kills 53-year-old man | Spokane.

Tucson – Intoxicated pedestrian struck and killed by suspected intoxicated driver |

A 33-year old female has died after being hit by a vehicle near the intersection of Camino De Oeste and Corona Road last night.

According to Deputy Courtney Rodriguez, deputies from the Sheriff’s San Xavier District responded and found the victim in the southbound lane.

Investigators with the Sheriff\’s Department Traffic Unit responded to the scene, and learned that the victim was struck by a sedan while walking inside the vehicle lane.

The female has been identified as Lea Molina.

At the hospital, it was discovered that Ms. Molina was intoxicated.

A DUI investigation was conducted on the driver of the sedan. The driver, Guadalupe Villalobos, was found to be impaired and was charged with a DUI.

Ms. Villalobos was cited and released for the DUI charge and possible future charges.

via Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle – Tucson News Now.

Houston – Drunken driver reportedly kills motorcyclist in freeway head-on |

A woman allegedly driving drunk killed a motorcyclist  Saturday night as she drove the wrong way on the Katy Freeway.

The woman entered the freeway from the exit ramp while driving eastbound on the service road of Katy Freeway near North Wilcrest around 8 p.m.

Her Nissan Maxima crashed into a Honda motorcycle. The motorcyclist, a 58-year-old man, died instantly at the scene.

The woman, with non-life-threatening injuries, will be charged with intoxication manslaughter, according to police.

Police haven’t released either person\’s identity.

via Drunken driver kills motorcyclist in Katy Freeway head-on – Houston Chronicle.

Gilman, Wisc. – Hunter killed after being struck by alleged drunk driver |

Hunter killed after deputies say suspected drunk driver hits him.

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Department says it got a call around 5 p.m. on Friday, November 29 that a pedestrian was hit by a car at Miller Avenue and County Line Road. It happened 9 miles west of Gilman.

Officers say they were told several hunters were standing near County Line Road when a car officers say was going at a high rate of speed got close. Deputies say two of the hunters couldn’t get out of the way in time and the car hit them.

Investigators say a Juan A. Salinas, 52, from Roscoe, IL died at the scene. The other, a 53-year-old man also from Roscoe, was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Medford and moved by helicopter to a Wausau hospital with leg injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, 42-year-old James L. Winchel of Sheldon is in stable condition at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

The investigation continues, but officers cite speed and alcohol as potential contributing factors. No names have been released.

via UPDATE: Hunter killed after deputies say a drunk driver hit him.

Queens, N.Y. – Suspected drunk driver kills man, injures another in horrific crash: cops |

An apparently drunk driver killed a 39-year-old Queens man in a fiery crash early Saturday morning, police and witnesses said.

James Celauro, 23, was drunk behind the wheel of his 2006 Ford sedan when it smashed into Jimmy Sinisi’s car at 1 a.m. Saturday at 98th Street and 159th Avenue in Howard Beach, police said.

The 23-year-old driver of the Ford then spun out of control and wound up smashing into a nearby home.

After colliding with the Saturn, the Ford slammed into a parked car and careened through a stone partition into the front lawn of a house and caught fire, witnesses said.

Sinisi was removed from the crushed Saturn and rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where he died, police said. A 37-year-old man riding with him was taken to the same hospital in stable condition.

The Ford also struck a parked vehicle.

“The driver was trapped, they got out the jaws of life to get him out,” said one witness.

The accident happened around 1 a.m. in Howard Beach, Queens.

“They put him on a gurney and started giving him CPR, that’s when I knew it was serious.”

The driver of the Ford ran from his burning car to check on the driver and passenger in the Saturn.

“Then he came to my stoop and took his shoe off, he was limping,” the witness said. “He said ‘They went through the light’ even though there’s no light at the intersection.”

Police said the Ford driver appeared to be drunk but refused a Breathalyzer test. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital in serious condition, and his blood was being drawn to test for alcohol.

Charges against him are pending, police said.

via ‘Drunk’ driver kills man, injures another in horrific Queens crash: cops  – NY Daily News.

Fair Oaks, Calif. – Man arrested in pedestrian death |

A Fair Oaks man was arrested Friday on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter for allegedly killing a pedestrian while under the influence of drugs.

Gary Brian Wickey, 53, was booked into Sacramento County Jail on the manslaughter allegation, along with allegations of felony driving under the influence and being under the influence of a controlled substance. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail, said California Highway Patrol Officer Lizz Dutton. Wickey is a Fair Oaks resident, according to public records.

Wickey allegedly struck and killed Julie Newton, 55, of Elk Grove. Newton was walking with her father along Winding Way near Mont View Park about noon Wednesday when a car that CHP investigators say Wickey drove had veered across an oncoming traffic lane and hit Newton.

Newton later died at Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael

via Fair Oaks man arrested in pedestrian death | Central Valley | Merced Sun-Star.