Charges filed in December fatal accident

A Pine Bluff man who allegedly struck and killed two pedestrians with a vehicle last December has been charged in the deaths.

Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter charged Kedrix Collins, 21, with two counts of negligent homicide and one count of violating the Omnibus DWI Act, first offense, after an investigation of the accident by Pine Bluff police and the Arkansas State Police.

Deaundre Washington, 27, and Dontrick Williams, 32, both of Pine Bluff, were taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center by ambulance where they were pronounced dead after the accident, which occurred at 2:33 a.m. on Dec. 25 at West 31st Avenue and Olive Street.

According to a preliminary report from police Lt. Donna Fratesi, Collins was northbound in a 2010 Dodge Charger when he struck Washington and Collins, who were westbound and attempting to cross the street.

In a follow-up report, Fratesi said Collins was taken to the hospital for a blood test and on April 10, the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory reported that Collins’ blood alcohol was .11. In Arkansas, a reading of .08 and above is considered legally drunk.

Bond for Collins was set at $25,000 and the case was assigned to Fifth Division Circuit Judge Jodi Raines Dennis.