- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri man charged last year with drunken driving in a car wreck that killed his child’s mother now is accused of causing an accident that killed a motorcyclist.

Derrell Edward Dean Hall, 25, of Winfield was charged Monday in St. Charles County with involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1UvKMz8 ) reported.

Those felony counts relate to a wreck about 1:30 a.m. Saturday that killed motorcyclist Jason Julian, 44, of St. Charles. Police say Hall was speeding, drove through a stop sign and hit the motorcycle in the intersection, pinning Julian’s girlfriend underneath it.

Police allege that Hall removed the rear license plate from his vehicle and fled on foot. A passenger in Hall’s vehicle stayed behind and told police they had been drinking before the wreck, authorities said.

Julian later died at a hospital. His girlfriend’s medical status was not immediately clear Tuesday.

The newspaper said Hall was previously charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated in connection with an October crash that killed Kimberly Presnell, the 22-year-old mother of his child.

Authorities said Hall was found with Presnell’s body in a vehicle partially submerged in a creek early last Oct. 12. Hall had to be extricated from the vehicle but refused medical attention.

Online court records don’t show whether Hall has an attorney in the latest case.

Court records show that Hall previously had been arrested for leaving the scene of another crash and in 2013 pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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