WICHITA — Prosecutors today charged a 36-year-old man with second-degree murder in a collision that killed a South Haven woman last month in northeast Wichita.
Tommie Lee Cameron II also faces an alternative charge to second-degree murder: involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Police said Cameron was driving east on 29th Street at about 10:45 p.m. on July 25 when his car sideswiped another eastbound vehicle at the intersection with Woodlawn. His car swerved onto the raised median for several hundred feet, then went into the westbound lanes, where it slammed into a westbound car driven by 21-year-old Kari Rinehart.
Rinehart was killed in the collision, and her twin sister and a roommate were injured.
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Cameron also is charged with two counts of aggravated battery — for injuries to the two passengers in Rinehart's car — and with possession of a crack pipe.
A sixth charge accuses Cameron of driving with a suspended license.
He is being held in the Sedgwick County Jail on a $200,000 bond for the murder charge.
In his brief court appearance today, via video, Cameron was in a wheelchair.