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Kansas City woman charged in wrong-way death

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Jackson County prosecutors have charged Lanelle D. Griffin with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, a class B felony, and a misdemeanor count of driving with a revoked license. Jackson County prosecutors have charged Lanelle D. Griffin with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, a class B felony, and a misdemeanor count of driving with a revoked license.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A 32-year-old Kansas City woman has been charged with manslaughter after a wrong-way crash last month.

Jackson County prosecutors have charged Lanelle D. Griffin with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, a class B felony, and a misdemeanor count of driving with a revoked license.

According to court records, police found that Griffin entered eastbound Interstate 70 from U.S. Highway 40 using the exit ramp, driving the wrong way about 11:45 p.m. Friday on Feb. 14.

Soon after entering I-70, the vehicle she was driving crashed into a semi truck head-on.

Griffin's passenger, 35-year-old Karl Silvey, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses told police that Griffin had been drinking at a nearby club that evening. Tests of her blood found the presence of cocaine and a high blood alcohol content.

Prosecutors have requested a $250,000 bond.

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