Charges filed in fatal crash that killed elderly woman

Central Fatal Crash

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WICHITA, Kansas – Charges have been filed in a fatal crash that killed an elderly woman in June.

Arlene Root died after the 1950 Plymouth she was driving was hit by a pickup near Central and West Street.

Investigators say 34-year-old Matthew Mabry of El Dorado was driving that truck that drifted into oncoming traffic.

He has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence, possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia and other charges.

His preliminary hearing is set for August 7. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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