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Winfield man accused of second fatal crash in a year

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Derrell Hall, 25, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident after allegedly striking a motorcyclist, who later died. Derrell Hall, 25, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident after allegedly striking a motorcyclist, who later died.
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged for a fatal motorcycle accident, allegedly his second fatal crash of the year.

Derrell E.D. Hall, of Winfield, was reportedly behind the wheel of the Jeep Cherokee that struck 44-year-old Jason Julian after blowing through a stop sign at the intersection of N. Second and Lawrence in St. Charles.

Julian later died at the hospital from his injuries. Julian's female passenger was seriously injured and remains hospitalized.

In October, Hall was reportedly behind the wheel in a DWI crash that killed 22-year-old Kimberly Presnell, the mother of Hall's child. 

The vehicle Hall and Presnell were in went off the road and ended up partially submerged in a creek. Presnell was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Since Hall was awaiting trial for the October drunk driving allegations, he still had a drivers license at the time of the fatal motorcycle accident.

"Simple fact is somebody, unless they're proven guilty, doesn't have any fewer rights than the rest of us do," said Prosecutor Tim Lohmar.

Lohmar said Hall's blood alcohol content was over the legal limit in the October incident, but there was not enough evidence for involuntary manslaughter charges.

"One of the elements necessary to prove in order to support a charge like that is he acted with criminal negligence," Lohmar said. "The conundrum there is just because he operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated does not in and of itself equal criminal negligence in the eyes of the law."

Hall surrendered himself at the St. Charles Police Station on Sunday night, police said. He was charged with first degree of involuntary manslaughter and a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident.

St. Charles County Jail is holding Hall on a $50,000 cash-only bond.

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