Six drugs found in 25-year-old man’s system after fatal accident | News
TRI-CITIES, Washington –
Benton County prosecutors are charging Johnny Alexandro Glenn, 25, with homicide while driving a vehicle while under the influence and with a prior offence. This felony charge follows the fatal accident on George Washington Way on February 10, after which six different drugs were detected in Glenn’s system.
Court documents allege that Glenn drove under the influence, which caused injuries to another person, who died from those injuries.
According to police records, the Richland Police Department responded to the head-on crash between a Honda Civic and a Ford F-150. The driver of the F-150 told police on scene that the Civic drifted over the centerline, leaving no way to avoid a collision.
Witnesses reported that the Civic drove erratically, overlapped lanes, merged quickly and failed to brake.
The driver of the F-150 was fine and no passengers were inside.
The Civic was reportedly driven by Glenn, with another in the front passenger seat. The passenger was later identified as Ernesto Moreno-Madrigal. The two did not respond after the accident and were extracted by first responders.
Moreno-Madrigal died, with an autopsy citing the cause of death as multiple fractures and an aortic transection caused by blunt force injuries to the head and torso.
Glenn was taken to hospital with a broken collarbone, a fractured compound arm and an ear laceration, according to court documents. Officers suspected he was under the influence. Glenn’s blood was drawn before the hospital began providing treatment.
The Richland Police Department then requests priority toxicology results for Glenn. The results found the following in nanograms per milliliter: 58 amphetamine, 400 methamphetamine, 62 diazepam, 160 nordiazepam, 20 fentanyl, and 7.0 norfentanyl.
According to court documents, aluminum foil with black burn marks, straws used to inhale pill vapors, two packets of cannabis and a meth smoking pipe were found in Glenn’s car.
Additionally, police found an Oregon State Police property report following a search of Glenn’s car in Pendleton, Oregon. OSP seized a firearm, a bag of fentanyl pills, a digital scale, methamphetamine and packing materials from the vehicle, according to the report.
Prosecutors found Glenn was charged with a DUI in Walla Walla in July 2020, which was changed to first-degree negligent driving.
Glenn is currently being held in the Benton County Jail on bail set at $300,000.