Van Buren Police: Intoxicated Driver Arrested In Fatal Pedestrian Accident

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VAN BUREN (KFSM) — A New Jersey man was arrested on Thursday (Jan. 12) after a fatal accident in which a Van Buran pedestrian was hit by a car.

Michael Kenask, 35, was allegedly found intoxicated at the scene of the crash with a blood alcohol content above the legal limit, according to Jonathan Wear, Van Buren Police Department PIO.

Police identified the victim has 84-year-old Wilma Glass of Van Buren.

The accident happened on Alma Highway in front of Clover Leaf Plaza, Lt. Weaver said. Glass was crossing the street while pushing a walker when she was hit by a Jeep, according to Lt. Weaver.

Kenask is facing charges of negligent homicide, DWI and careless driving, Wear said.