Charges filed in crash that killed Warren Stevens


A Champaign County resident has been charged in relation to a crash that killed long-time Urbana City Schools board member Warren Stevens.

According to information from the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, Kristen L. Reed, 44, of 2681 West Road, St. Paris, was charged with vehicular homicide, a first degree misdemeanor, vehicular manslaughter, a second degree misdemeanor, and a minor misdemeanor failure to yield the right of way at a stop sign.

A Sept. 28, 2016, press release stated that Champaign County deputies were dispatched to a serious crash at the intersection of North Ludlow Road and East Kanagy Road.

A 1998 Ford Expedition driven by Reed was traveling westbound on East Kanagy Road when Reed failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign, causing the vehicle to collide with a 2014 Honda Accord driven by Stevens. Stevens was traveling northbound on North Ludlow Road.

Stevens’ vehicle spun and was hit in the rear by a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 heavy duty truck traveling southbound on North Ludlow Road.

Stevens was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Champaign County Municipal Court’s website notes an arraignment hearing is scheduled for Friday.

By Nick Walton

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Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

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