Man Charged With Manslaughter For Escambia County (FL) Woman’s Death In South Alabama Wreck

May 28, 2020

A Milton man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of an Escambia County woman in a single vehicle crash early Wednesday morning in Alabama.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency troopers responded to a single vehicle crash about 1:15 a.m.. near the 53 mile marker in I-10 in Baldwin County.

Hunter Andrew Richey, age 20 of Milton, was traveling west in a 2013 Dodge Dart when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.

A passenger in the vehicle, 26-year old Brittany Johnson Hans of Pensacola, was ejected and sustained fatal injuries. Troopers said she was not wearing a seat belt.

Alabama troopers have not provided details on the reason for the manslaughter charge.

Comments

6 Responses to “Man Charged With Manslaughter For Escambia County (FL) Woman’s Death In South Alabama Wreck”

  1. Carlos E McGugin on May 30th, 2020 8:48 am

    It could be that he recklessly caused the wreck that killed her. It might not have anything to do with the seatbelt.

  2. Christian on May 29th, 2020 5:02 pm

    @Molino resident – It is the drivers responsibility to make sure minors are restrained in a vehicle. If what you say holds true, why can an adult passenger get a ticket for no seat belt in the front seat?

  3. Molino resident on May 29th, 2020 10:41 am

    It is the drivers responsibility to ensure that all passengers are restrained properly. It is the drivers choice to allow passengers in their vehicle to ride without their seatbelt therefore making them at least partially responsible for any harm that comes to them.

  4. Karen on May 29th, 2020 10:10 am

    @James I was wondering the same thing!

  5. Charlie on May 29th, 2020 12:42 am

    @James—Probably what his lawyer will say. I am guessing though, that even with her choice as to wearing a seatbelt or not, driver impairment due to possible drugs or alcohol, may be the reason for the present charge. Don’t know why details are not being released, unless possibly waiting for testing results from a lab.

  6. James on May 28th, 2020 10:10 pm

    Hopefully there are more facts that will explain the charge. Otherwise, how in the hell can you charge the driver for manslaughter when an adult aged 26 opts not to wear a seatbelt?!





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