Man charged with murder, DUI in deadly Kansas crash

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Salvador Venegas Jr. | Courtesy Salvador Venegas Jr. | Courtesy

Prosecutors have filed a murder charge against an Arkansas City man in connection to a crash that killed a Winfield man. 

Salvador  Venegas Jr., was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder and his second DUI in the November 20, 2016 death of 20-year-old Garrett Misora. Venegas was also charged with transporting an open container, failure to obey a traffic control device and improperly crossing a divided highway. 

Venegas was also injured in the collision and is confined to a wheelchair, NewsCow reports. He's accused of killing Misora "unintentionally but recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life," according to court documents. 

Investigators have said Venegas was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of U-77 when his car collided head-on with Misora's. Venegas' car was without headlights after a previous collision. 

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Misora died at the scene.

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