Northeast Times

Suspected DUI in fatal crash

A sus­pec­ted drunk­en driver struck and killed a man who was walk­ing along Academy Road near North­east Air­port early last Fri­day, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The crash happened at about 3 a.m. on the 9900 block of Academy Road, near Mor­rell Av­en­ue, when a south­bound mo­tor­ist lost con­trol of a sport-util­ity vehicle, which jumped a curb and struck a util­ity pole, in ad­di­tion to the ped­es­tri­an, ac­cord­ing to news re­ports that cited po­lice sources. The iden­tity of the vic­tim was not dis­closed. He died at the scene.

The vehicle ap­peared to be a sil­ver Nis­san Pathfind­er that sus­tained heavy front-end dam­age. Po­lice re­portedly ar­res­ted the driver, a 29-year-old wo­man, un­der sus­pi­cion of driv­ing while un­der the in­flu­ence. Her iden­tity was not dis­closed. ••

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