Investigators: Driver in fatal DWI crash facing separate DWAI charge in Geneseo
Henrietta, N.Y. (WHAM) - A Rochester man has been charged with DWI, vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault after Monroe County sheriff's deputies said he crashed his car with 3 passengers inside near Interstate 390 South Thursday night.
Deputies say Jordin Campbell, 22, of Rochester, was driving south on Clay Road around 11 p.m., with three passengers, when his car left the road and crashed through a barrier along Interstate 390.
Deputies say Campbell suffered serious injuries and is charged with DWI, vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault. Two of the passengers were ejected; one died on scene.
The deceased passenger has been identified as Anthony Mykins, 22, a 2014 graduate of Spencerport High School.
A second passenger who was thrown from the car, 21-year-old Audrey Porter, is listed in satisfactory condition. A third passenger, 20-year-old Shadman Islam, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He is cooperating with the investigation.
13WHAM has learned Campbell was arrested last year by Geneseo Police on a DWAI charge. He is scheduled to be back in court on that charge later this month.
Chief Deputy Michael Fowler said Friday that, at this point, the vehicle is believed to have gone up the retaining wall, causing it to break.
They believe the vehicle was traveling at an "excessive" speed, and that alcohol appears to have been a factor. Deputies are waiting for blood tests to be completed to see if drugs may have contributed to the crash.
"This case is just one more example of the deadly risks of drinking and driving," said Fowler.
"It's now early in 2019, very early, and we've already lost one life," he added. "Another young girl is fighting for her life at this moment, and that is a true tragedy."
Fowler said it does not appear there was any attempt at slowing the vehicle or stopping before the crash. Deputies are still working to piece together the events leading up to the crash.
It does not appear, deputies say, that any of the occupants in the vehicle were wearing seat belts.
Fowler thanked the first responders who were on the scene last night, including a Rochester Police officer who drove by the scene and reported it to dispatchers.
"Thank God he was there quickly; it potentially may have saved some lives," said Fowler.
Fowler also thanked CHS Ambulance, the Henrietta Fire Department and 911 dispatchers.
"There was a lot of radio traffic going on," he said. "There was a lot of requests for support and help, and everybody pitched in. It was a great team effort."
Campbell was arraigned at the hospital Friday afternoon, and bail was set at $25,000.