Woman Charged With Manslaughter, DWI After Hit & Run Crash

A Jacksonville woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and drunk driving after police say her car struck and killed a man who was crossing Highway 24.

Latonya Berry is charged with involuntary manslaughter, DWI, felony hit and run, as well as other traffic charges.

Police say around 2:30 a.m. Thursday they found Rudolph Simeone dead after the 27-year-old Maysville man tried to walk across the three westbound lanes of the highway. As an officer was responding to the accident he spotted the suspect's car and stopped it on New Bridge Street.

The 24-year-old woman is in jail on a $26,500 bond.

A Department of Correction search shows Berry was convicted in 2005 for possession of schedule II narcotics and given probation.


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