DUI Vehicular Homicide Case Starts in Washington County

A 42-year-old Ellsworth man will be standing trial for the charge of vehicular homicide for his part in an alleged hit-and-run accident that left a female pedestrian dead in Washington County.

On August 15th of this year, Brittany Martie Chapman, 29, was walking on South Main Street when she was hit by a pickup truck, allegedly being driven by Robert Lee Meyers Jr., 42.

A judge has ordered Meyers to stand trial for vehicular homicide and other related charges in an alleged hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a pedestrian in Ellsworth, Washington County.

According to State Police investigators, Meyers struck and killed Chapman around 8:40 p.m. The accident occurred approximately 100 yards south of Juniper Street as Chapman was walking home from a local bar. Meyers fled the scene of the accident and Chapman was pronounced dead just after 9:30 p.m.

Myers has been charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene, aggravated assault by vehicle and other related charges.

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