A 26-year-old St. Matthews man is charged with felony driving under the influence in a crash that killed one of his passengers.
The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports that Barry Walter Quattlebaum was charged Monday in a Sept. 14 crash that killed 21-year-old Sarah Ann Comer of Hickory Grove.
It wasn\’t immediately clear if he has an attorney.
Quattlebaum faces a maximum of 25 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if he is convicted. Authorities say Quattlebaum had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
Officials say Quattlebaum\’s truck ran off a road in Calhoun County, overcorrected and struck several trees.
Comer died at the scene.
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One man died and two others were seriously injured Sunday in a suspected drunken driving accident on the city\’s West Side.
Efrain Villanueva, 22, has been charged with one count intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault in a wreck that killed Nestor Avalos, 22, and seriously injured Darien Delacruz, 22, and Hector Gomez Jr., 18.
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A man succumbed to his injuries Monday roughly one day after he was struck by a drunk driver while walking near the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hampton.
Danielle F. Kooyoomjian, 29, of Hampton, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated at the scene of the crash, which occurred at about 1 a.m. Sunday, according to a release issued Tuesday night by Hampton Police Lt. Tom Gudaitis.
The pedestrian — Charles Sayre, 57, of Amesbury, Mass. — was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital due to “serious” injuries, according to Gudaitis. He said Sayre was pronounced dead at the hospital on Monday.
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A 20-year-old Mendota woman died early Tuesday in a suspected drunken-driving crash south of Mendota, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The Fresno County Coroner’s Office on Wednesday identified the woman killed as 25-year-old Rachelle Ramos.
“Alcohol is suspected to have been a contributing factor in this collision,” the CHP said in a statement.
Jacqueline Lopez, 25, suffered minor injuries in the single-vehicle crash and was treated at a Fresno hospital before she was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony drunken driving, the CHP said.
The CHP said Lopez was driving west on Highway 180, west of Panoche Road, in a gray 2009 Toyota Corolla “at a high rate of speed.”
“Due to her level of intoxication, Mrs. Lopez failed to negotiate the curve and allowed her vehicle to leave the north side of the roadway,” the CHP said in the news release.
Investigators said the car overturned numerous times and the female passenger, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Police say a driver going the wrong way on the Katy Freeway caused a deadly crash overnight.
Authorities tell us Brittini Kressin entered the freeway at the North Durham ramp driving the wrong way down the Katy Freeway at a high rate of speed.
According to police, Kressin was then involved in two accidents as she started traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes.
The first accident killed a passenger in the car that was struck. The 20-year-old woman, who has been identified as Claudia Ontiveros, was rushed to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The male driver of the car had tried to swerve out of the way of the oncoming wrong way driver, but couldn’t in time.
Police say immediately after the vehicles came to a stop, a motorcyclist crashed into Kressin’s car, sending that man to the hospital with a broken leg.
“After the initial crash involving the fatality, both vehicles ended up at their final resting spots,” said Sgt. Javier Tapia with the Houston Police Department. “The driver of the motorcycle crashed into the vehicle that was in violation that started the fatal crash, the Chevy Cavalier. He sustained a broken leg after being transferred to the hospital.”
Kressin, 26, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital for minor injuries. She was taken into custody and then to jail after police say she was exhibiting signs of being intoxicated. She’s charged with intoxication manslaughter.
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An Orlando man has been charged with driving while intoxicated-manslaughter in the Monday traffic death of a 52-year-old Plant City woman, officials said.
Michael B. Johnson, 54, was also charged with tampering with evidence after the 3:30 a.m. crash that killed Sandra D. Marin, Polk County deputies said.
Marin had a green arrow to turn from southbound U.S. 27 onto the ramp to eastbound Interstate 4 when Johnson’s 2004 Ford F-250 pickup truck hit her 2010 Toyota Carolla, deputies said. Johnson was northbound on U.S. 27 and traveled through a red light, deputies said.
Martin, who lived on Goldfinch Drive, died at the scene.
Johnson, who was uninjured, disposed of several cans of beer and their contents by the side of the road after the crash, deputies said.
A blood sample showed that Johnson’s blood alcohol level was .11, above the .08 level at which Florida law presumes a driver is intoxicated, an affidavit said.
He was being held Tuesday without bail at Polk County jail.
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A two-car crash occurred at 4:53 p.m. on Sunday, October 13. It was on Wisconsin Highway 89, south of Island Road in the town of Whitewater.
Initial investigation showed Melissa J. Patrick, 40, of Whitewater, was driving a 2005 Ford Freestyle SUV southbound on Wisconsin Highway 89 and was slowing to enter a driveway when her vehicle was hit from behind by a 2014 Chevy Malibu. The crash forced the SUV into a ditch, where it overturned. Patrick was ejected from the vehicle during the rollover. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Patrick’s female juvenile passenger was taken by ambulance to Fort Atkinson Hospital with moderate injuries.
The driver of the Chevy Malibu is identified as Craig Michael Seefeldt, age 50, of Whitewater. Charges of OWI-Homicide, OWI-Causing Injury, and Reckless Driving-Endangering Safety have been referred to the Walworth County District Attorney’s, according to the release. Seefeldt remains in the Walworth County Jail at this time.
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