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Husband arrested for manslaughter for wife’s death in 2015 motorcycle crash

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Posted at 2:42 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 14:42:53-05

Newport News, Va. – A 27-year-old man has been arrested for involuntary manslaughter for a fatal crash that killed his wife in April 2015 on the Denbigh Boulevard overpass.

On April 28th, 2015, police and medics responded to the crash, where a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle struck the rear of a 2002 Saturn sedan.

David Wayne Dean

David Wayne Dean

Both occupants of the motorcycle were ejected and transported to a nearby hospital. The passenger of the motorcycle, 27-year-old Kjersti Lynn Dean, received severe head injuries as a result of the crash. She was admitted to the hospital where she later died on April 30th.

After a thorough investigation and after consulting with the Commonwealth’s Attorney, an arrest warrant was obtained for the victim’s husband, 27-year-old David Wayne Dean.

Dean was arrested and charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter on February 3rd.

The investigation revealed that alcohol was involved on Dean’s part and neither occupant of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet.