Fayette man charged in passenger’s death
Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A Fayette County man has been charged in connection with the death of his passenger in a one-vehicle crash last year.
Michael Anthony Wynn Jr., 26, of 905 First St., New Salem, was charged by state police at Uniontown with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, driving under the influence and several motor vehicle violations.
In a criminal complaint, police said Wynn was traveling in excess of 90 mph in a 35 mph zone on Upper Middetown Road in Menallen when he ran a stop sign at 3:18 a.m. Sept. 15 and crashed. The Hyundai Elantra he was driving came to rest upside down and Wynn and a passenger, Sherrod J. Williams, 22, of Buffington, had to be extricated.
Williams was pronounced dead at 10:50 a.m. Sept. 15 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., according to the complaint. Wynn told a trooper he had consumed alcohol and narcotics prior to the accident, according to the complaint.
Wynn had a blood-alcohol content of .231 percent, according to the complaint. Pennsylvania drivers with a BAC of .08 are considered legally impaired.
Charges were filed with South Union District Judge Joseph George Jr.
Wynn is free on $10,000 unsecured bond.
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