Ronald Banton killed in car crash, Dustin Hall, driver of other vehicle, arrested for DUI
Ronald Banton was father of four young children.
Oklahoma City police said a crash that killed a father of four young children was caused by a man who was high on drugs.
Oklahoma City police said Dustin Hall, 31, caused a crash Monday night near NE 10th and N. Standish.
According to officers, Hall was high on drugs and admitted to looking down at his phone.
Ronald Banton, 27, was killed in the crash. His 5-year-old son JaeRon was in the car with him but was not hurt.
Hall was arrested and police said he could be charged with second-degree murder.
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Rudy Navarro, 21, of Outlook, was injured Monday evening when he crashed his pickup 2 miles west of Prosser on Interstate 82. Navarro was westbound about 5:40 p.m. in a Ford F-350 when he left the roadway to the left, rolled and came to rest in the eastbound lanes. He was transported to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland and is expected to face a negligent driving charge.
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Grizelda Navarro, 33, of Grandview, died from injuries following a car crash at the corner of the Sunnyside-Mabton Highway and Allen Road. Navarro was a passenger in a Honda Accord that was hit about 4 p.m. on Thursday by an oncoming Dodge pickup when the Honda driver attempted to turn left from the highway into the eastbound lane of Allen Road. Navarro was transported to Sunnyside Community Hospital and then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she died the following day. It is not suspected that drugs or alcohol were involved.
Three people were killed and two others injured in an early morning crash Friday on Highway 20 in Skagit County. The two car head-on crash happened around 5:10 a.m. near Hamilton Cemetery Rd E in Sedro-Woolley. The dead were identified as Frederick Brand, 65, of Concrete; Nicole A. Washington, 23, of Sedro-Wooley; and Megan L. Brown, 21, of Bellingham. The injured - Alfredo Navarro Jr., 19, of Mount Vernon, and Quinnton A. Baxter, 22, of Burlington — were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
San Jose police received reports of a single vehicle crash in the area of Blossom Hill Road and Waltrip Lane at 11:38 p.m. Responding officers found a vehicle crushed against a cement sign with a man and woman both trapped inside. Fire crews and paramedics responded to the scene, removing the woman from the car and sending her to a local hospital for treatment. The man was identified as James Edward Navarro Jr., 24, of San Jose, CA.
A weekend rollover wreck killed a 24-year-old man from New York, say San Bernardino County coroner’s officials.
Corey Coumbes, a U.S. Marine, died at the scene of the 3 a.m. crash Saturday, April 12, at Lear Avenue and Two Mile Road. He was a native of the Catskill-area hamlet of Craryville, N.Y.
Coumbes was a passenger in a 2014 Kia, driven by Cpl. Juan Navarro, that collided with another vehicle. Deputy sheriffs are investigating the accident.
A driver on probation for a traffic offense was jailed Saturday on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the Friday night death of a Minneapolis mail handler.
Charles R. Lord, 65, died at North Memorial Medical Center at 1:39 a.m. Saturday — 3½ hours after the accident at W. Broadway and Logan Avenue N., according to the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office.
A 32-year-old suspect ran away from the scene after Lord was run over on a sidewalk and the van ran into a building shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, police said.
Brandon Pellien, 29, and Steven Barco, 48 killed, Jessica Peterson, 27, Kristopher Peterson, one boy, 9, and one girl, 5, injured in car accident on Buford Highway in Gwinnett County, GA, when Jessica Peterson was driving 91 mph in a 45 mph zone and could not stop when Pellien, who was driving on Garnett Street, failed to stop for the stop sign at Buford Highway and entered the intersection where Peterson hit Pellien’s vehicle on the driver’s side, killing Pellien and Barco. Kristopher Peterson, an adult passenger, was injured.