Woman charged with negligent homicide in fatal crash

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A crash that took the life of a 28-year-old man Aug. 29 has resulted in the arrest of a Monroe, La., woman for felony negligent homicide.

Stacey Wink, 28, was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when her 2004 GMC Yukon struck the back of a Honda motorcycle being driven by Coltin Osborn, according to a probable cause affidavit. Wink was driving east on Highway 82 at the Red River bridge when she hit Osborn at approximately 10 p.m.

The motorcycle and Osborn were dragged beneath the Yukon as it spun into the westbound lane and struck a retaining wall. Osborn was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Arkansas State Police troopers and Miller County Sheriff’s Office deputies noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from Wink. Wink’s passenger allegedly told officers that Wink had been drinking vodka as she drove.

Wink allegedly became ill on the way to the Miller County jail and deputies had to pull over twice so she could vomit. Wink allegedly became unresponsive and had to be awakened with smelling salts at the jail. She was transported to a local hospital after becoming unresponsive again.

Wink is currently being held in the Miller County jail with bail set at $75,000. She is scheduled to appear in court later this month. If found guilty of negligent homicide, Wink faces five to 20 years in prison.

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