86. Woman wanted in connection with DUI-related fatal crash in New Smyrna Beach arrested in Indiana

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Kimberly Ann Yurchison, 34, is charged with DUI manslaughter stemming from a fatal crash in New Smyrna Beach, according to authorities.
 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — A woman wanted in Florida for a fatal DUI was arrested in Indiana on Sept. 24, local authorities said.

Kimberly Ann Yurchison was allegedly under the influence of cocaine and prescription narcotics back on March 17, when she struck and killed 82-year-old John Curtin in the 4000 block of South Atlantic Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, police said.

Curtin was crossing the street when when he was struck and killed, but was not in a designated crosswalk.

The apprehension of Yurchison comes in at No. 86 in the HeadlineSurfer.com countdown of the top 100 stories of 2014.

Yurchison was subsequently charged by the State Attorney's Office in Daytona Beach with DUI manslaughter, a second-degree felony, and five counts of possession of a schedule IV substance. Yurchison, 34, has pleaded not guilty and has been released on bond while awaiting trial.

Kimberly Ann Yurchison was subsequently charged by the State Attorney's Office in Daytona Beach with DUI manslaughter, a second-degree felony, and five counts of possession of a schedule IV substance. Yurchison, 34, has pleaded not guilty and has been released on bond while awaiting trial.

The charges stemmed from a blood test administered immediately after the 8 a.m. accident, police said. Yurchison left the area and a warrant was issued for her arrest leading to her apprehension in Indiana, according to police.

 

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