Kansas City Woman Charged in Wrong-Way Death

5 years 4 months 1 week ago Monday, March 10 2014 Mar 10, 2014 Monday, March 10, 2014 11:59:09 AM CDT March 10, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Jackson County prosecutors charged a Kansas City woman with involuntary manslaughter after a fatal wrong-way accident on Interstate 70.

Thirty-two-year-old Lanelle D. Griffin was also charged Monday with driving with a revoked license in the February crash that killed 35-year-old Karl Silvey.

Police say Silvey was a passenger in Griffin's car when she drove west in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Kansas City and collided head-on with a semi-trailer truck.

Court records indicate Griffin's blood contained high levels of cocaine and her blood-alcohol reading was .206 at the time of the crash.

Griffin remained in jail Monday in lieu of a $100,000 bond. Online records do not indicate that she has a lawyer.

 

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