Police: Woman purposely crashed SUV, killing passenger

4 years 6 months 1 week ago Friday, September 18 2015 Sep 18, 2015 Friday, September 18, 2015 4:06:25 AM CDT September 18, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A woman has been charged after St. Louis police said she intentionally rammed her SUV into a median, killing a passenger.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 31-year-old Eileen N. Young turned herself in to police Wednesday. She has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, misdemeanor assault and felony possession of marijuana.

Police said on Feb. 5, Young was driving while having an argument with her boyfriend, who was in the front passenger seat. Police said Young threatened to crash the vehicle, which had three passengers in the back, and then swerved the car from a right shoulder across a highway and into the center median.

According to authorities, the car flipped and 60-year-old Larry Wilson was killed after being ejected from the vehicle through the windshield.

The newspaper said Young plans to be represented by a public defender.

 

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