Murder charge filed after pedestrian is killed in suspected DUI crash
PARSONS, Kan. – The Labette County Prosecutor’s Office filed a murder charge today, April 6, after a pedestrian is killed in a suspected DUI crash.
County Attorney Stephen Jones says a first degree murder charge was filed against Tiffany N. Jakee, 29, of Parsons, Kansas. She had a court hearing on that and other charges this morning.
The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the crash on US 59 on April 1, 2020, about a mile south of US 400 inside Parsons city limits.
Authorities say they found that a vehicle had hit a pedestrian, William A. Treiber, 29, of St. Paul, Kansas. Treiber died at the scene.
According to the crash report, a car driven by Jakee was driving south on US 59, drove left of center and passed another Southbound vehicle in a no passing zone. The car then drove partially off the roadway onto the Northbound shoulder where Treiber was walking and hit him.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the Jakee was arrested and booked into the county jail for involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence and failure to stop at an accident resulting in death.
(KOAM will have more details as they’re released)