Wayne County District Lawyer A.G. Howell introduced the arrest of the person allegedly liable for the dying of Gabriel Wagner. On August 11, Wagner was driving his bike on Route 670 in Honesdale when he was struck and killed by oncoming site visitors.
Monday afternoon, police charged Jade Stauffer, 32 of Honesdale, with 16 driving violations together with murder by car whereas driving underneath the affect of a managed substance. Sgt. Keith Columbo of Honesdale PD states in his affidavit of possible trigger her blood examined optimistic for amphetamines and cannabinoids. Police await additional evaluation from the crime lab.
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Based on Columbo’s affidavit, data downloaded from Stauffer’s gray Kia Forte Airbag Management Module exhibits she was allegedly driving at almost 85 miles per hour simply earlier than the crash and had slowed to a bit over 71 miles per hour on the time of impression.
Columbo’s affidavit states Stauffer instructed him shortly after the crash, “she was heading dwelling from getting a mouse to feed her pet and tablets from city when she noticed a deer on the point of soar over the information rail into her lane. Because of this Stauffer said that she swerved into the oncoming lane and when she did she noticed the bike however had no time to swerve again into her lane earlier than hitting the bike head on.”
When Columbo requested how briskly she was going, Stauffer’s alleged reply was “too quick to barter the flip within the street.”
The crash came about a bit earlier than 5 p.m. on August 11. At 10:30 that evening, Columbo acquired a tip from a motorist who mentioned he had been driving behind the automotive which struck Wagner moments earlier than the accident.
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Based on driver, Paul Meagher, Jr., he was touring behind a gray Kia sedan which was tailgating a blue SUV in entrance of it. He instructed Columbo “the operator of the sedan stored swerving partially into the oncoming lane of journey a number of instances as if attempting to cross the slower transferring blue SUV. Finally the person working the gray KIA sedan handed the slower transferring blue SUV on a double yellow line and took off at a excessive fee of velocity.”
The driving force instructed police he overpassed the sedan because it sped round a nook. “When he [the driver] acquired to the fitting curve simply previous to the crash scene,” states Columbo’s affidavit, “he noticed a big cloud of mud and the gray sedan crashed right into a phone pole.”
Stauffer was arraigned on September 12 earlier than Magisterial District Decide Kay Bates. As of the time of writing, she was awaiting a preliminary listening to.
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