Man arrested for DUI after causing crash that killed 1 woman

Cheyanne Branson
Cheyanne Branson(Family of Cheyenne Branson)
Published: Nov. 13, 2022 at 7:02 PM CST
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JEFFERSON CO., Kan. (WIBW) - A drunk driver is behind bars for causing a crash that killed a woman near Jefferson County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said Manuel Enriquez, 35, of Kansas City was headed east in his pickup truck on U.S. 24 highway around 10:48 p.m. Saturday, November 12 when he crossed the center line and hit a car going westbound.

A drunk driver is behind bars after causing a car accident that killed a Texas woman near...
A drunk driver is behind bars after causing a car accident that killed a Texas woman near Jefferson County.(Jeff Co. Sheriff's Office)

The driver of the car, Cheyanne Branson, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene. KHP said she was wearing a seatbelt.

Branson’s family told 13 NEWS that she was a staff sergeant in the Kansas Air National Guard’s 190th Refueling Wing.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Enriquez for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs/Alcohol and for unintentional, but reckless 2nd Degree Murder. His bond has not yet been set.