Driver charged in fatal crash in Osceola County
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:04:34 GMT —
The 21-year-old driver has been charged in the crash that killed a 13-year-old Marion girl and injured two others on Friday.
Audreyonna Joy Humphries was charged with homicide-manslaughter with a motor vehicle and failure to stop of a scene of an accident when at fault resulting in death. Both charges are 15 year felonies.
Humphries' bond was set at $100,000.
The single car crash happened Friday around 3 p.m. on 20th Avenue near 21 Mile Road in Marion Township. 13-year-old Jasmine Rogers, of Marion, was killed in the crash and two others were injured. A memorial in Jasmine's name has been set up at the scene of the crash.
Two other Marion students were injured in the crash, including a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old.
Deputies said Humphries fled on foot after the crash. She later broke into a home in Clare County and was arrested without incident after deputies surrounded the house.
Grief counselors were available at the school to help students cope with the loss of their classmate.
"We're at that point when we need to welcome them back to school, let them know they're okay; let them know their sadness
their grieving is okay," said Mort Meier, Marion Public Schools Superintendent. "They're victims so we want to help them transition back into normalcy as best we can."
Parents are being asked to keep an eye on their children as they grieve the loss of their friend and classmate.
"There could be a problem with sleeping. There could be a problem with eating. It could be disbelief; just an array of emotions, physical problems and those are all very, very normal," said Marion School Counselor Pam Bell.