Nixa man to stand trial for a deadly DWI crash

Two people on a motorcycle died in the crash
Nixa man to stand trial for a deadly DWI crash

An Associate Judge orders Victor Arias Alanis, 20, to stand trial for allegedly driving under the influence of marijuana when he turned into the path of a motorcycle, killing two people.

On June 9th, 2018, authorities were dispatched to a two vehicle serious injury crash on U.S. 60 at Route M/W in Newton County, Missouri. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, A Nissan passenger car was driving west on U.S. 60, attempted to make a left turn onto Route M and entered the path of a Honda motorcycle. The motorcycle hit the car.

The driver of the motorcycle, Kelly Utter of Monett, and the passenger, Robin Henson of Exeter, were ejected and died from their injuries.

A witness at the scene says the Nissan turned in front of the motorcycle, according to court documents. The witness also told authorities that the driver of the Nissan asked her if he could throw some drugs away. He allegedly told the witness that he was not high, but he didn’t want to get caught with the drugs.

The driver of the Nissan, Victor Arias Alanis, told authorities that he didn’t see the motorcycle prior to the crash.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Alanis for failing to yield to approaching traffic when making a left turn and driving while suspended.

Court documents state that Alanis admitted to having a small amount of marijuana in his right shoe and that he had smoked a joined about four hours prior to the crash.

Alanis was charged with driving while in a drugged condition resulting in the death of two people, failure to yield, driving while suspended, failure to provide proof of insurance, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The courts have schedule an arraignment for Alanis on April 8th, 2019.