Police: Woman Drunk in River Wreck That Killed 2

6 years 6 months 1 week ago Monday, April 09 2012 Apr 9, 2012 Monday, April 09, 2012 6:47:00 AM CDT April 09, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

POPLAR BLUFF (AP) - A southeast Missouri woman is jailed after allegedly driving drunk into a river, killing two male passengers.
The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that the accident on Saturday killed 25-year-old Joshua Phelps of Poplar Bluff and 29-year-old Jason Carrington of Malden. Both drowned in the submerged vehicle driven by the 24-year-old woman. She is jailed but Missouri's online court reporting system does not indicate that charges have been filed.
Police say the accident happened at 4 a.m. Saturday when the woman's Jeep went through a stop sign and crashed into the Black River. The driver was able to escape through an open driver's side window.
Police say the driver confessed that she had been drinking.

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