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Missouri man charged in deadly I-70 crash in St. Louis

November 11, 2021 GMT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An eastern Missouri man has been charged with causing a deadly Interstate 70 crash as he sped and swerved across lanes of traffic while drunk.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 36-year-old Kevin Mills, of Imperial, was charged Wednesday in St. Louis Circuit Court with driving while intoxicated resulting in death of someone who is not a passenger as well as leaving the scene of a fatal accident. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Charging documents say Mills was driving 15 miles above the speed limit in August and swerving in and out of the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 without signaling before hitting a vehicle that was parked on the shoulder with its hazard lights on.

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Rayell Jones, who was inside the parked vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mills left the crash site on foot, but officers located him a few blocks away, police said, adding that Mills’ wallet and driver’s license were found at the scene. Mills was taken to a hospital, where his blood alcohol content was measured at .197%, above the .08% legal limit set by Missouri to drive, police said.