Kansas City Woman Charged in Wrong-Way Death
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.