Kansas City man is charged in wife’s traffic death

08/19/2014 12:21 PM

08/19/2014 4:39 PM

A 44-year-old Kansas City man is charged with causing a traffic crash in May that killed his wife.

Jackson County prosecutors allege that Terrence L. Aaron was driving under the influence of alcohol and had a revoked driver’s license on May 23 when the car he was driving went out of control and hit a pole along Bannister Road near Interstate 435.

The crash killed 43-year-old Veronica Lynn Wilson-Aaron.

Terrence Aaron was charged Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court with involuntary manslaughter and driving with a revoked license.

According to court documents, officers found a bottle of alcohol inside the car. A blood sample taken from Terrence Aaron later at a hospital showed a blood alcohol content of .097 percent, according to the documents. The legal limit in Missouri is .08 percent.

Witnesses told police that the car was traveling well in excess of the 35 mph speed limit before the crash, according to the documents.

To reach Tony Rizzo, call 816-234-4435 or send email to trizzo@kcstar.com.

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