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Toxicology report released in crash that killed pregnant woman; additional charge added

Kareem McPherson
Kareem McPherson

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Toxicology reports show the man arrested in connection with a crash that killed a pregnant woman and injured two firefighters was under the influence of multiple substances at the time of the crash.

Kareem McPherson was arrested on Feb. 16 after police say he struck a fire truck while driving on Clinton Street Jan. 2, killing his pregnant passenger Kimetrice Lakeya Roby.

The toxicology report says the driver tested positive for THC, THC-COOH and Oxycodone-Free in his blood when the crash happened.

Initially, McPherson was facing charges of reckless homicide, involuntary manslaughter, criminal mischief, criminal recklessness, and neglect of a dependent.

Now, a charge of causing death when operating a motor vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance has been filed against him.

Jazlynn Bebout

Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

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