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Man charged in St. Charles County wreck that killed woman

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A man is being charged with Driving While Intoxicated after a 65-year-old woman was killed in St. Charles County on Tuesday. (Credit: St. Charles County Police Department) A man is being charged with Driving While Intoxicated after a 65-year-old woman was killed in St. Charles County on Tuesday. (Credit: St. Charles County Police Department)

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A man is being charged with Driving While Intoxicated after a 65-year-old woman was killed in St. Charles County on Tuesday.

Read: 1 dead, 1 injured in St. Charles County accident

Police said Henry Evans was driving a black 2011 Dodge Avenger westbound on Interstate 64, east of Missouri 94 in a careless manner around 4 p.m. A Missouri state trooper observed Evans traveling in between lanes at a high rate of speed, approximately 80 to 85 miles per hour. Another trooper observed Evans’ vehicle fail to slow for traffic and did not maintain a safe distance behind a white 2013 Nissan Xterra, according to court documents.

Evans struck the rear end of the Nissan, causing the driver, Pamela Yaeger, to crash into a concrete wall and overturn. As a result of the crash, Yaeger was killed and a 36-year-old passenger inside the Nissan was seriously injured.

Officials said when they approached Evans, his eyes were bloodshot and watery. The trooper said he could smell alcohol on Evans’ breath and body.

Evans was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated and upon a full body search, a small bag of marijuana was found in his front pocket of his pants.

Authorities also searched Evans’ vehicle and found four empty prescription pill bottles prescribed to someone other than Evans.

Evans did admit to consuming alcohol prior to operating his vehicle, police said. He refused to submit a blood sample at the scene.

A search warrant was obtained for blood analysis and results are currently pending.

Evans is facing multiple charges including driving while intoxicated as a habitual offender (Fatality) , operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner, and possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana.

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