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Bishop who killed bicyclist and fled the scene was DUI in 2010; pot charges were dropped
BALTIMORE, MD. — An Episcopal Bishop with a DUI conviction on her record and pot packing in her history with police apparently nailed and killed a Baltimore man who was riding his bike on Sunday. No charges have been placed yet against Heather Elizabeth Cook, 58, the first woman Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, who, perhaps had too much communion wine at Sunday services.
A Springfield man allegedly told police he was “annihilated” minutes after a vicious Friday night car crash that claimed the life of his longtime friend and injured another driver near the intersection of State and Golfview roads.
Edward M. Banes, a 51-year-old husband and father of five, died at Springfield Hospital less than an hour after the accident.
The driver of the car Banes was riding in, John J. McGough, 46, also of Springfield, was arrested Monday and charged with homicide by vehicle while under the influence,
The Hyundai Santa Fe then collided into a Volkswagen Beetle that was traveling northbound on Bob Hope Drive. The female driver of the 2004 Volkswagen Beetle sustained major injuries and was immediately transported to a regional medical center. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver and passenger in the Hyundai Santa Fe were not injured during the collision.
Troopers said Rasheed Reeves, 23, was driving drunk when his 2005 Ford Crown Victoria ran off the left side of the roadway, then veered back across the interstate and hit a guard rail on the right side.
Troopers said Reeves and a 16-year-old Greenwood girl were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the car. Both were taken to the hospital where the girl later died.
The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Shykeria Lyle-Daja Watts of Cemetery Road.
As the search continues for a 19-year-old suspected drunk driver accused of causing a crash that killed three people, the Washington State Patrol is defending how he could walk away from the hospital without being arrested.
The state patrol issued a $1 million warrant for the arrest of Alfredo Navarro Jr. III Thursday. Navorro is accused of crossing the center line on Highway 20 in the early morning hours of May 23 in a 1998 Audi A4, crashing into a 2006 Ford Fusion driven by Frederick A. Brand, 65, of Concrete.