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story.lead_photo.caption Stacey Wink

TEXARKANA, Ark. — A Monroe, Louisiana, woman accused of being drunk when she crashed into the back of a motorcycle Aug. 29 is facing a negligent homicide charge in Miller County.

Stacey Wink, 28, was arrested Aug. 29 after a fatal crash at U.S. Highway 82 and the Red River bridge in Garland City, Arkansas. Wink was driving a 2004 GMC Yukon eastbound at about 10 p.m. when she slammed into the back of a Honda motorcycle being driven by 28-year-old Coltin Osborn of Jessieville, Arkansas, according to an Arkansas State Police fatal crash summary and a probable cause affidavit.

Osborn and his bike were dragged beneath the Yukon as it crossed the westbound lane, struck the bridge's north retaining wall and slid approximately 44 feet. Osborn was pronounced dead at the scene by Miller County Coroner Dakota Bloyd.

Wink and her passenger were reportedly unharmed. The passenger allegedly told troopers working the deadly wreck that Wink had been drinking vodka on their drive and was accelerating rapidly at the time of the collision.

Officers noticed a smell of alcohol coming from Wink as well as other typical signs of alcohol intoxication. A Miller County Sheriff's Office deputy allegedly had to pull over twice while transporting Wink to the jail so she could vomit. She allegedly became unresponsive on the drive and was revived briefly with smelling salts at the jail before becoming unresponsive again. Wink was taken to a Texarkana hospital by ambulance.

Arkansas State Police Trooper William Davidson obtained a warrant for Wink's blood. Results of the testing are not included in the publicly available documents.

Wink is being held in the Miller County jail with bail set at $75,000. She is scheduled to appear in Miller County circuit court later this month.

 

llarowe@texarkanagazette.com

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