The Logan-Rogersville teacher accused of a drunken driving death while his two children were in the car is out of jail, but he won’t be in a classroom anytime soon.
Chad Bybee, 32, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the first degree and second-degree assault, both felonies, following the Friday crash, which caused the death of 84-year-old William H. Hughes of Seymour.
According to an online crash report, Bybee was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado truck the wrong way in the eastbound lane of U.S. 60 at 7 p.m. in Rogersville when he struck Hughes’ 2009 Chevrolet Impala car head-on. Hughes was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bybee’s two daughters were in their father’s car at the time of the accident, according to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Adaline H. Bybee, 6, and Gabrielle A. Bybee, 8, were transported to Cox South hospital in Springfield with moderate and serious injuries, respectively.
Logan-Rogersville Superintendent Jeremy Tucker said the girls have since left the hospital and are recuperating at home.
A pedestrian was struck and killed early this morning by a vehicle operated by a Fall Creek resident who was allegedly driving drunk at the time, Springfield police said.
The fatal crash was reported at 2:36 a.m. at the intersection of the Highway 126 Expressway and 52nd Street. Police said 33-year-old Kiyallah Heatherstone was driving a 1997 Saturn SC east on the highway when the car ran into a pedestrian identified as Travis Alverson, 33, of Springfield.
Medics pronounced Alverson dead at the scene, police said.
Virginia State Police say a 19-year-old woman was drunk when she struck and killed a pedestrian on the shoulder of Interstate 95 in Springfield.
Carol Rood-Johnson of Woodbridge has been charged with driving under the influence, and police say additional charges are pending.
Virginia State Police Sgt. Jeremy Kaplan says 62-year-old D.C. resident Clarence Alston had pulled onto the shoulder shortly after midnight and was standing next to the vehicle with his hazard lights on when he was struck.
The SUV was later found in Maryland later Saturday morning, and the northbound lanes were closed for several hours.
The state medical examiner’s office is working to identify the victim.
Quana S. Poole, 22, of Springfield was identified Monday as the woman who died after a two-vehicle collision on Saturday at Ninth and Monroe streets.
Also Monday, the other driver, Alex. L. Robertson, 26, of Waverly, was charged with aggravated driving under the influence. His bond was set at $250,000.
Poole was pronounced dead at 10:42 a.m. Sunday at Memorial Medical Center, according to the Sangamon County coroner’s office. The crash happened shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday.
An autopsy is scheduled for today.
Police said Robertson, driving a white van, ran a red light while driving east on Monroe. The van collided with a northbound blue van driven by Poole. There were no passengers in either vehicle, police said.
Drunk driving is suspected to have played a role in at least four out of five area traffic crashes involving motorcycles this weekend. Two of those crashes resulted in fatalities.
A 25-year-old man from Carlisle was killed Saturday night when he drove his motorcycle off the right side of Greenbush Road in Preble County and hit a utility pole.
The crash occurred at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday just east of Gratis-Jacksonburg Road.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. David Robison said Derrick Hamilton was wearing sunglasses while riding in the dark and was believed to be intoxicated at the time of the crash. He was not wearing a helmet and an initial coroner’s report indicates that his spinal cord was severed in the crash.