Woman arrested for intoxication manslaughter in Plano

Posted on Jul 05, 2016

A woman was arrested and charged Monday with intoxication manslaughter after a speeding motorcycle rider was killed when he crashed into her vehicle, police say.

According to a police statement, a motorcyclist was speeding northbound on U.S. 75, near Republic Drive, when he crashed at about 7:05 p.m. into an SUV whose driver pulled out in front of him.


The motorcycle rider, identified as 25-year-old Jesse Villarreal, was thrown from his motorcycle and pronounced deceased at the scene. Villarreal was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to police.

Police said the driver of the SUV, identified as 45-year-old Lenora Merritt, was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter.


Merritt was not hurt in the crash.

The Plano Police Department's traffic unit was in charge of the investigation.

Source: Woman Charged in Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Plano | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Woman-Arrested-for-Fatal-Motorcycle-Crash-in-Plano-385565391.html#ixzz4DZ1QttsU