A 19-year-old Kansas City woman was charged Saturday with manslaughter in the death of a man who was struck by a vehicle and killed on the shoulder of Interstate 435 near 103rd Street.
Authorities say Alannis J. Bremer was driving under the influence of alcohol about 3 a.m. Saturday when her car hit a man who had gotten out of an Uber vehicle to vomit alongside the roadway.
The victim, who has not been identified, was 25 years old.
According to court records, Bremer told police she drank four beers and fell asleep while driving. She faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault. Bond has been set at $100,000.
Police say the victim had asked his Uber driver, a 50-year-old woman, to pull over because he was sick. The driver stopped her Cadillac Escalade on the shoulder of westbound I-435 and the passenger got out, using the right rear door.
Authorities say that as the man vomited, Bremer’s Volkwagen Passat left the roadway and struck both the Cadillac and the victim. The Volkswagen tumbled through trees and came to rest on its roof near the 103rd Street exit.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Bremer and the Uber driver were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
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