Overnight accident in KC leaves 19-year-old dead, driver charged - KCTV5

Overnight accident in KC leaves 19-year-old dead, driver charged with DWI

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An overnight accident in Kansas City, Missouri has killed a 19-year-old woman. 

Police tell us that two vehicles were involved in an accident at 38th Avenue and Southwest Trafficway around 3 a.m.

A tow truck and a grey Honda were heading north in the middle lane of Southwest Trafficway. 

The Honda hit the left rear of the tow truck, missing a black GMC pickup that was being towed. 

The Honda lost control, went across all three lanes and left the road to the right. It then hit the corner of a business at 3711 Southwest Trafficway, which caused it to collapse. 

The Honda turned back onto the road and ended up facing southeast. 

The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and was later identified as 19-year-old Diamond M. May from Kansas City. The driver, Malcom Hawkins, had to be removed from the driver's side of the vehicle by other citizens following the crash. 

Police detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Hawkins. A breath test was administered and it was determined that Hawkins blood alcohol level was at .224. 

Hawkins has been charged with DWI, Causing a Death with BAC .18 or above and Operating a Vehicle without a Valid License. 

Prosecutors requested a bond of $100,000.

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