Panama City Beach, Fla. – Man killed in crash. 18-y.o. charged with DUI Manslaughter | wate.com

Bruce George (source: Panama City Beach Police)

Bruce George

A Knoxville man was killed Sunday night in a two-vehicle DUI crash in Panama City Beach, Fla.

Panama City Beach Police say a Ford Taurus driven by Bruce George, 18, of Nolensville, Tenn. collided with a Panther scoot car operated by Brandon Beverly, 22, of Knoxville, near a golf course.

Beverly was ejected from the scoot car. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

George has been charged with DUI manslaughter and could face more charges as the investigation continues.

via Knoxville man killed in DUI crash in Florida.

Denver – Pedestrian killed in Denver hit-and-run. Driver, 18, charged with DUI | 9news.com

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Eliu Jiminez

Denver Police have arrested a teenager for a fatal hit and run crash.

Police say that a person was crossing the road near Federal Boulevard and Dartmouth Avenue Saturday night.

Police say the person was hit by a car and thrown into another lane where they were hit by another car.

The person driving the initial car took off from the scene. Police say the helicopter was able to find him near Iliff Avenue and Irving street .

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital and later died.

Police arrested Eliu Jiminez, 18. Jiminez is being held on vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI.

via Pedestrian killed in Denver hit-and-run.

Atascocita, Tex. – Man killed by drunk driver who ran a red light |

A late night accident at the corner of FM 1960 and West Lake Houston Parkway in Atascocita left one man dead after a drunk driver ran a red light.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, On Sunday, March 9, at approximately 12:22 a.m., Craig Welch was driving his silver 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer in the 7400 block of FM 1960 E, traveling westbound while approaching the intersection of W Lake Houston Parkway in Atascocita

At the same time, Omar Jaramillo was operating his red Chevrolet Corvette on W Lake Houston Parkway at the intersection of the 7400 block of FM 1960 E.

“Irene Jaramillo, mother to Omar, was a passenger in Omar’s vehicle,” the Harris County Sheriff’s Office report reads. “Omar was stopped at the red signal light at that intersection, heading south. The signal light cycled to green for the traffic on W Lake Houston Parkway.

“Omar proceeded south into the intersection of FM 1960 E. Investigators identified at least three separate witnesses at the scene who provided statements that Craig Welch disregarded the red signal light.”

Craig Welch ran the red light and crashed into Omar vehicle. Craig Welch’s vehicle struck Omar’s vehicle at the driver’s door.

“Omar Jaramillo sustained serious bodily injury during the crash where ultimately was pronounced deceased by EMS personnel at the scene,” the report reads. “Irene Jaramillo sustained non-incapacitating injuries during the crash and was transported from the scene to a local hospital.”

Craig Welch was found to be an intoxicated driver. He was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged with Intoxication Manslaughter.

via Atascocita man killed by drunk driver who ran a red light – Your Houston News: News.

San Leandro, Calif. – Man held in DUI crash that kills passenger | sfgate.com

A suspected drunken driver was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter after he crashed his car in San Leandro, killing a passenger, police said Sunday.

The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, crashed an Acura Integra into a Chevrolet Camaro at the corner of Washington Avenue and Castro Street about 11:20 p.m. Saturday, said San Leandro police Lt. Robert McManus.

A male passenger in the Acura died at a hospital. The name of the man, an Oakland resident, was withheld pending notification of his family.

Officers detained the man driving the Acura at Williams Street and Washington Avenue, a block from the crash, and took him to a hospital for injuries sustained in the collision.

Police believe he had been driving under the influence of alcohol, McManus said. He was being held on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter.

via Man held in DUI crash that kills passenger – SFGate.

Newport News, Va. – Driver charged with DUI in fatal crash | WAVY.com

A Newport News man has died after being hit by a vehicle along Warwick Boulevard early Friday morning.

Holly McPherson with the Newport News Police Department said the crash occurred just before 2:30 a.m. The driver, 29-year-old Kegan Michael Bilger of Newport News, called police after the incident.

An investigation found the pedestrian was walking on the side of the road from the Ft. Eustis off-ramp onto the southbound lanes of Warwick Boulevard. Bilger was traveling southbound on Warwick.

The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead about an hour later. He has been identified as 27-year-old Patrick Michael Farrow of Newport News.

Further investigation caused Bilger to be arrested and charged with DUI second offense and involuntary manslaughter. WAVY.com discovered court documents that show Bilger’s first DUI was in York County; a summary says, “Just after midnight on July 29, 2009, appellant overturned his 1999 Chevrolet Blazer, landing it upside down, while driving the vehicle out of the parking lot of a restaurant … ”

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Town of Greene, N.Y. – Passenger killed in suspected DUI crash | wbng.com

A one-car crash involving alcohol killed a 23-year-old passenger.

The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of Hogsback Road, near County Road 32, in the Town of Greene just after 2:00 a.m. Friday.

The driver, Bradley Goodrich, 22, of Greene hit a utility pole, according to the sheriff’s office.

Goodrich was airlifted by Guthrie Helicopter to Wilson Hospital in Johnson City for treatment of internal injuries.

The passenger, Brandon Archer, 23, of Greene was pronounced deceased at the scene due to massive internal injuries.

The sheriff’s office said Goodrich was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Goodrich.

He is charged with vehicular manslaughter in the second degree and manslaughter in the second degree, both are felonies.

Goodrich will be arraigned upon his release from the hospital. Further charges may be pending.

via Drunk driver kills passenger after crashing into a utility pole | WBNG-TV: News, Sports and Weather Binghamton, New York | Local.

Columbia, S.C. – Man charged with felony DUI after passenger killed in wreck | wistv.com

Benjamin Hampton (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

Benjamin Hampton

Columbia Police have charged a man with felony DUI after an early-morning crash that killed a passenger in his vehicle.

Police accuse 19-year-old Benjamin Hampton of speeding on Veterans Road in Southeast Columbia just before 4 a.m. Friday when his vehicle crashed into a tree. Hampton is accused of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

A passenger in Hampton’s vehicle, 19-year-old Davon Bryant of Columbia, died at the scene, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.

Police say Hampton and a 17-year-old passenger in the rear seat were removed from the vehicle and taken to the hospital, where they are in critical condition. The 17-year-old victim’s name has not been released.

Columbia Police are investigating the crash.

via Man charged with felony DUI after passenger killed in wreck – wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina |.