San Antonio – Woman charged with causing fatal DWI crash | mysanantonio.com

Lacy Lynd Guerrero, 35, was arrested for intoxication manslaughter and other charges. Photo: Courtesy

Lacy Lynd Guerrero

A man has died and a woman has been charged with intoxication manslaughter following a Saturday afternoon crash on the Northeast Side.

Lacy Lynd Guerrero, 35, was headed north on Uhr Lane around 2:45 p.m. when she crashed into a white Hyundai headed east on Thousand Oaks Drive, according to police.

A female driver and male passenger were inside the sedan. Both were injured, and the man, 32-year-old Cesar Rivera, died later of head injuries, according to the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Witnesses told officers Guerrero ran a red light.

Immediately after the crash, Guerrero left her truck and tried to find someone to drive her from the scene, authorities said. Officers, however, said they were able to catch up to her and take her into custody.

A field sobriety test was administered at the scene.

If convicted of intoxication manslaughter, Guerrero could face up to 20 years in prison. She was also charged with intoxication assault and failure to stop and render aid.

As of Tuesday, she was still being held in the Bexar County Jail on bail totaling $90,000.

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Shelby, NC – Police charge driver in fatal crash with murder, DWI | www.wsoctv.com

Shelby police charged Demetrist Lendell Roberts, 34, with two counts of second-degree murder and driving while under the influence in a fatal crash that killed two people and critically injured a boy Saturday afternoon.

Authorities said at about 1:10 p.m. a Shelby police officer saw Roberts speeding down Dixon Boulevard in a 2002 Buick Lesabre, according to a news release from the Shelby Police Department.

The officer attempted to stop Roberts but he kept driving, which led to a pursuit.

The officer called off the chase because of heavy traffic.

Shortly afterward Roberts ran a red light at the intersection of Marion and Lafayette streets, hitting a 2007 Ford Taurus that was traveling southbound on the passenger door.

“I saw the spinning car come around the corner first, then there was a large boom like an explosion it sounded like a bomb went off,” a witness said.

Another witness said, “You could feel it all thorugh your  body it was so loud.”

Shelby police said Dorman Pompey and Frances Pompey, both 55, were killed when their Ford Taurus was struck by a car in downtown Shelby that was crowded with visitors to an arts show, European car show and farmers market.

A third occupant, a young boy, was ejected from the car and airlifted to at least two hospitals. He was listed in critical condition Saturday night.

The two people killed in the crash were the boy’s relatives, according to officials.

Witnesses said their thoughts and prayers are with the boy.

“It was very bad and I don’t know if that little boy that got hit is OK or not,” one witness said.

Names of victims have not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Roberts was also charged with felony speed to elude arrest, driving while license revoked and speeding.

He is being held at the Cleveland County Detention Center without bond.

via Police charge driver in fatal Shelby crash with murder, DWI | www.wsoctv.com.

Austin, Texas – Pedestrian killed by possible drunk driver; another crashes into scene | kxan.com

Atwood (left), Noel (Right)

Austin Police say a person they suspect was driving while intoxicated killed a pedestrian early Saturday morning.

It happened just after 1:00a.m. on the northbound side of the I-35 frontage road near East 8th Street.

Police said 40-year-old Wade Atwood was pulling out of the nearby Wendy’s parking lot when he hit a pedestrian, 32-year-old Kelly Wayne Noel.

Paramedics rushed Noel to nearby UMC Brackenridge where he was pronounced dead.

Atwood stayed at the scene and was arrested with a DWI charge.

While officers were handling the arrest, another suspected drunk driver attempted to drive through the crime scene. The officers were forced to jump to avoid getting hit.

That driver was also arrested for DWI.

via Pedestrian killed by possible drunk driver; another crashes into scene | kxan.com.

Orlando, Fla. – Man charged with DUI manslaughter after fatal crash | www.wftv.com

An Orlando man is facing DUI manslaughter charges following a fatal crash on John Young Parkway Saturday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Eduardo Medina, 44, of Orlando, had alcohol in his system when he failed to stop at a red light at John Young Parkway and Deerfield Boulevard around 2 a.m.

They said he plowed into the back of a Kia Spectra, which in turn was pushed into the side of two other cars.

The 57-year-old St. Cloud man who was driving the Kia, died.

His name has not been released.

One other person involved in the crash suffered minor injuries.

Surveillance cameras from Buff-it Car Wash captured the moment just before the crash.

In the video, the car that investigators said is Medina’s can be seen approaching the intersection without slowing down.

The car then goes out of frame, and a flash of light can be seen in the video seconds later.

An employee at the car wash said he’s witnessed many serious crashes at the busy intersection.

“A truck [hit another car] so hard that it made it roll over into the telephone pole,” John Smith said.

He said even his fellow employees have been hit before.

“That’s why I go the other way. I go around that intersection,” Smith said.

A memorial sign near the light showed someone else lost a life in the same spot.

Medina was not injured in the crash.

He was charged with vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter.

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Travelers Rest, SC – Man charged in wreck that killed 70-year-old | wyff4.com

Robert Lewis Frady, Jr.

Robert Lewis Frady, Jr.

An Upstate man is charged with felony DUI after crashing into another car and killing the driver while trying to elude police, according to Travelers Rest police.

A 70-year-old man died after a car accident Wednesday night, according to the Greenville County coroner Parks Evans.

The warrants say Robert Lewis Frady, Jr. is also charged with failure to stop for blue lights and driving under suspension.

Travelers Rest police say Frady was the driver of an SUV that was trying to elude police and crashed into Donald Ray Brown’s car on April 23 on Tubbs Mountain Road.

According to Travelers Rest Police Chief Lance Crowe, an officer observed a black SUV pass another car on a double yellow line headed toward the officer. The car actually came into the officer’s lane of traffic then got back into the proper lane.

After the SUV passed the officer, the officer turned on blue lights and siren, and turned around to try to stop the SUV, Crowe said.

According to Crowe, the SUV turned onto Tubbs Mountain Road at a far distance from the officer.

The officer considered all the circumstances and decided to call off the attempt to stop the SUV. The officer turned onto another street and turned off the lights and siren, said Crowe.

According to Crowe, the officer turned back onto Tubbs Mountain and started searching the area for the SUV. The officer came upon a two-car collision a short time later.

Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans said Brown’s car was struck on the driver’s side by an SUV.

Police say that SUV was driven by Frady.

Brown was trapped in the vehicle and once extricated was flown to Greenville Memorial Trauma Center, where he died, Evans said.

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Mansfield, Mass. – Man charged after fatal crash | abc6.com

Nicholas Salvo

Nicholas Salvo

A Norton man has been charged after a fatal car crash in Mansfield Friday night.

According to police, Nicholas Salvo, 23, of Norton, was driving south on Route 140 just before midnight and, according to witnesses, ran a red light at the Norfolk Street intersection. Salvo’s car collided with a second car that was headed north on Route 140, turning left onto Norfolk Street.

The 63-year-old Raynham man driving the second car had to be extricated from his vehicle, and was pronounced dead at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.

Salvo was charged with motor vehicle homicide while OUI and reckless operation, speeding, failing to stop for a red light and marked lanes violation. After being released from Rhode Island Hospital, he was sent to Mansfield Police where bail was set at $10,000. He will be arraigned Monday at Attleboro District Court.

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Westley, Calif. – Woman killed, man arrested in suspected DUI crash | modbee.com

A young woman died and a man was jailed after a suspected DUI accident along Interstate 5 near Westley Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

According to the California Highway Patrol, officer J. Peregoy was patrolling Interstate 5 when he got a call regarding a brown Lexus being driven recklessly in the area, possibly with some kind of domestic violence going on inside the car.

Pergoy spotted the car heading northbound and began chasing it, activating his lights and siren. He caught up with the Lexus near the Ingram Creek/Westley exit. The car accelerated away from the officer’s car; the driver took the exit.

The car came up behind a Dodge Ram stopped at a stop sign at the bottom of the ramp. The car hit the truck, then continued through the intersection, up the onramp and back onto Interstate 5.

The driver, later identified as Demaria C. Harge, 23, of Farifield, lost control of the car, which left the road, overturned and came to rest on its right side and roof. The right front passenger in the Lexus, identified only as a 24-year-old woman from Rio Vista, suffered fatal injuries.

A passenger in the back of the Lexus, Cally Gregory, 22, of Isleton, suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.

The two occupants of the Dodge Ram, Lisa Maria O’Banion, 23, and Allegra Sue O’Banion, 18, both of Dos Palos, were not hurt.

Harge was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence causing injury or death. He will face other charges, as well, the CHP said.

via Westley: Woman killed, man arrested in suspected DUI crash | Crime | Modesto Bee.