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Henson indicted for vehicular homicide
Donald Ray Henson, 51, was indicted for vehicular homicide after his involvement in this Sept. 15 2010 accident, which claimed the life of 44-year-old Priscilla Judkins. - photo by Photo by Reed Vanderpool
A White County man who was involved in a hit and run accident that resulted in a fatality last Sept. 15 was indicted last week by the DeKalb County Grand Jury on charges of vehicular homicide.Indictments were handed down against 51-year-old Donald Ray Henson for vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, and leaving the scene of an accident.The incident resulted in the death of 44-year-old Priscilla Judkins, who succumbed to injuries she suffered in the collision at Vanderbilt Medical Center.Henson was traveling east on Broad Street in Smithville at the wheel of a Dodge Caravan at just after 9 a.m. when he allegedly rear-ended Randy Paris’ 1994 Toyota pickup truck. Paris was reportedly stopped at the intersection of Broad and South Mountain Street when the van crashed into him, knocking the little Toyota 30-40 feet. The truck eventually came to rest on the sidewalk near the College Street underpass.While Paris’ vehicle suffered extensive damage, he was not seriously injured.Henson allegedly sped away from the scene after colliding Paris’ truck, still heading east on Highway 70.