Pike Co., Penn. – DUI suspected in fatal crash | PoconoRecord.com

A Dingmans Ferry woman died from injuries sustained in two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in Pike County.

The state police in Blooming Grove reported that a vehicle driven by Jonathan Woodruff, 36, of Milford, was traveling north on Route 739 when he crossed the double yellow line and struck another vehicle driven head-on around 5:30 p.m. The second vehicle was driven by Patricia Edwards, 53, of Dingmans Ferry. Edwards was traveling southbound on Route 739 and tried to avoid the collision by steering to the left, police said.

Edwards and her passenger, Lisa Voighman, 33, also of Dingmans Ferry, were injured in the crash and were taken to Pocono Medical Center. Edwards died at the hospital. Voighman sustained moderate injuries. They were wearing their seatbelts, as was Woodruff, police said.

Woodruff sustained minor injuries. Police said he showed signs of intoxication at the scene and was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The case is still being investigated and charges will be filed pending the toxicology report, police said

via DUI suspected in fatal crash Saturday in Pike County | PoconoRecord.com.

Orange Beach, Ala. – Pedestrian killed in Orange Beach; driver charged with DUI | AL.com

A 44-year-old man from Tennessee was struck and killed late Saturday night in Orange Beach, according to police.

The victim was walking near the Caribe Resort at 28103 Perdido Beach Blvd. when a driver struck him.

Police have arrested the driver, Danny Pylant, and charged him with DUI.

via Pedestrian killed in Orange Beach, driver charged with DUI | AL.com.

Baton Rouge, La. – 2 killed, 3 injured in deadly crash involving man on 2nd DWI | wafb.com

Two people are dead and three more are injured from a fatal crash involving a man who is now facing DWI charges.

It happened on the Mississippi River Bridge early Sunday at around 2:45am.

Authorities say 38-year-old Dedrick Matthews was driving westbound on I-10 at the bridge. Police say Matthews rear-ended another vehicle occupied by 26-year-old Johnny Galmon, 19-year-old Kandace Cox, and two other occupants.

Galmon and Cox died at the scene.

The two surviving passengers were transported to a local hospital, along with an occupant from Matthews’ vehicle, and they were treated for mild injuries.

Matthews was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and charged with 2 counts of Vehicular Homicide, 3 counts of Vehicular Negligent Injuring, Reckless Operation, Careless Operation and DWI 2nd Offense.

via 2 killed, 3 injured in deadly crash involving man on 2nd DWI – WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports.

Jackson, Miss. – Suspect charged with DUI after fatal crash | wjtv.com

Tiffini Martin suspected drunk driver

Tiffini Martin

Authorities are investigating an early morning crash.

Jackson police tell us it happened around 2:30 Sunday morning at the intersection of TV Road and Highway 18 in Jackson.

According to police, 33-year old Tiffini Martin, the driver of a Ford F-150 crashed into a Toyota Forerunner carrying four passengers.

They tell us the two backseat passengers were thrown from the vehicle, one of those passengers, 21-year Joshua Hardin passed away at the scene.

The other passenger, a 22-year old male suffered major injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

Martin is charged with aggravated DUI and aggravated DUI death.

via WJTV News Channel 12 – Suspect Charged With DUI After Fatal Crash.

Walnut, Ohio – Overnight fatal crash believed to be alcohol-related | myfox28columbus.com

Authorities believe a man who died overnight in a single-vehicle crash south of Columbus was driving drunk.

The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office says 43-year-old Christopher Seyfang of Ashville was driving in Walnut when his car went off the right side of the road and down an embankment.

Seyfang’s car then hit a culvert and a utility pole, causing the car to roll several times into a farm field and come to a rest upside-down.

Seyfang was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s office says he was wearing a seatbelt and that they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

via Maryland News – WTTE Fox28.

Grants Pass, Ore. – Gas station attendant said she tried to stop suspect in fatal wreck | wallowa.com

One Grants Pass gas station attendant said she pumped the suspect in Thursday mornings fatal crash on I-5 before realizing he shouldn’t be driving at all.

Jennifer McCulloch, an employee at Arco on Terry Lane in Grants Pass, said a man she believes was Richard Scott pulled up to the gas station around 2:30 Thursday morning. She said he seemed intoxicated and was stumbling and slurring his words.

“He was slurring so bad I couldn’t even understand what he was saying,” McCulloch said. “He was falling over. I don’t know how he was functioning.”

She said she called police and was on the phone with dispatch for about 3 and a half minutes. She said police arrived minutes later, but it was too late. Scott was gone.

“He honked his horn three times, flashed hit lights, hit a curb, then took off for the freeway,” McCulloch said.

Now, she’s filled with regret.

“Looking back on it I still would have wanted to do something to keep him there longer,” she said.

Grants Pass Department of Public Safety confirmed they did receive McCulloch’s call and missed the suspect by just a couple of minutes.

Just an hour later Oregon State Police said Scott was driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 south of Phoenix when he crashed head on with Ashland woman Karen Greenstein. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

via Gas station attendant said she tried to stop suspect in fatal accident – Wallowa County Chieftain: State Regional.

Ft. Wayne, Ind. – Alleged drunk driver fleeing shooting hit, killed girl, 17 | journalgazette.net

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A 17-year-old girl was killed early Saturday when a drunk driver who police said was fleeing the scene of a shooting ran a red light and struck her car. Haley M. Nellum, a sophomore at Bishop Dwenger High School, died at the scene of the crash at Stellhorn and Hobson roads. The driver of the car that ran the red light, Jeremy D. Washington, 35, is facing preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated and causing death, aggravated battery and criminal recklessness causing serious bodily injury. Police said that just after midnight they were called to the Corner Pocket Pub at 3215 St. Joe Center Road on reports someone had fired a gun. Witnesses said they heard gunshots and saw two cars leave the parking lot southbound at high speed. The crash at Hobson and Stellhorn occurred about three minutes later. Hobson Road becomes St. Joe Road north of Stellhorn. A few minutes after the crash, a car carrying a shooting victim showed up at the emergency room of a local hospital. The car he was riding in also had bullet holes in it, police said. The man told police he had been shot in the parking lot of the Corner Pocket Pub. Police determined all three events were related. They said occupants of the car that ultimately was involved in the crash got into an argument with some people in another car in the parking lot of the bar and opened fire. Both cars then fled at high speed. Witnesses to the crash said the vehicle that was carrying the alleged shooter ran a red light at Stellhorn and Hobson and struck Nellum’s car, which was traveling east and was not involved in the shooting. Police said that at the scene of the crash, Washington was able to get out of the car but that a passenger was trapped and had to be removed by the fire department. Washington was taken to a local hospital in fair condition and his passenger was taken to a hospital in serious condition. Meanwhile, the shooting victim was transferred to another hospital in serious condition. Police said they are interviewing witnesses and that Washington is in custody. Nellum, who had played junior varsity and some varsity basketball and volleyball at Dwenger, was apparently just on her way home from visiting a friend when the crash happened. Her mother, Laura Nellum, said her daughter had gotten her driver’s license only eight days before. The crash happened about a half-mile from where Nellum lived. She said her daughter loved sports and participated in them at every opportunity. She helped with elementary students and had helped her sister with the Special Olympics recently. Sports weren’t part of her long-term goal, though. She had recently expressed an interest in becoming a nutritionist. Cleveland Inge, girls basketball coach at Dwenger, described Nellum as “a really good kid, an outstanding kid” who helped out with the summer league middle-school teams. “She was a very well liked player,” Inge said. “Everybody loved her. She was always smiling all the time and had a positive attitude always,” he added. Inge said she was a great student and that it was just hard to believe that something like this could happen. “I’m telling you,” Inge said, repeating that she was an outstanding student. “You hear that a lot when this happens, but she was.” via Police: Drunk driver fleeing shooting hit, killed girl, 17 | The Journal Gazette.