Rear-End Collision Kills Man on Trike Near Daphne, Alabama
DAPHNE, AL. – According to a news story reported online at fox10tv.com, a rear-end collision killed a man riding a trike near Daphne, Alabama. Police say that driver who ran into the back of the trike was impaired at the time, and she was arrested on criminal charges in connection with the fatal accident.*
The collision took place on the afternoon of May 2 on Interstate 10 near Daphne. The Daphne Police Department and Fox 10 state that a Nissan Titan was traveling east on I-10 and somehow crashed into the back of a trike close to the exit to Daphne. The impact forced the trike to leave the roadway and flip over.
Fox 10 reports that the man riding on the trike was killed in the collision. He was identified as a 70-year-old man from Grenada, Mississippi. It does not appear that anyone else was riding with him on the trike.
Officers with the Daphne Police Department said they received a complaint that the driver of the Nissan Titan was driving erratically moments before the collision. She was identified as a 24-year-old woman from Mobile, Alabama. She reportedly told officers that had taken prescription pain pills and was traveling to Gulfport, Mississippi.
“She indicated to us that she was headed to Mississippi from her residence in Mobile, and it was brought to her attention that she was actually going east and heading toward Pensacola,” said Sgt. Jason Vannoy with the Daphne Police Department.
Fox 10 reports that the Nissan driver was placed under arrest and charged with vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, and obstruction of justice by false identification. She is being held in the Baldwin County Jail.
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