Man charged with manslaughter goes before judge in Pike County

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Investigators believe a man was under the influence during a deadly crash before Christmas.

26 year old Jeffrey Mullins is charged with manslaughter after a crash that killed 76 year old Marie Stiltner and seriously injured two others.

Mullins faces a list of charges including manslaughter, DUI, and driving on a suspended license.

State police say in the early afternoon on December 17th, Mullins was on the wrong side of the road on U.S. 460 when he hit two cars,.
Mullins hit one car car head on with three women inside.

76 year old Marie Stiltner died at the hospital. The other two women survived.

Police say Mullins was also injured and police made a discovery while at the hospital.

"We had discovered a bag of pills. There were three pills divided in half and actually six pieces in the bag." Says KSP trooper Johnny Slone.

Investigators believe Mullins was under the influence at the time of the crash.

"He indicated to Sgt. Justice he'd actually been snorting pills prior to operating the vehicle that morning." Says Slone.

Police testified Mullins took a blood test but they are still waiting for the results. Requests to reduce the manslaughter charge and his 100-thousand dollar bond were denied.

The judge sent the case to the grand jury.

Officials say more charges against Mullins are possible.

Police say the other two women injured, 55 year old Janice Baker and 57 year old Linda Walker, were seriously injured and one remains in the hospital.

The driver of the third car was not hurt.

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