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Grand Jury indicts driver in fatal crash with First Degree Murder, other charges

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Police said the crash happened around 5 p.m. in the westbound lane of Broadway, just ahead of the Bayview Bridge.

QUINCY (WGEM) — A Quincy woman who prosecutors said caused last Friday's fatal multi-vehicle crash in downtown Quincy was indicted Thursday with First Degree Murder, Reckless Homicide and other charges, according to the state's attorney.

Adams County State’s Attorney Gary Farha said a Grand Jury indicted Natasha McBride with four counts of First Degree Murder, four counts of Reckless Homicide, four counts of Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident and four counts of Driving While License Revoked.

The indictment relates to a Friday crash in which police said McBride, 36, of Quincy, failed to stop at the stoplight at 4th and Broadway and struck a vehicle driven by 61-year-old Stephen Hendricks of Rushville, Illinois.

Hendricks was transported to Blessing Hospital with moderate injuries.

Police said Hendricks' wife, 54-year-old Jennifer and their grandchild, 4-year-old Archer Corrick of Kirksville, Missouri were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their other grandchildren, six-year-old Dakota Corrick was pronounced dead at Blessing Hospital and 21-month-old Ransom Corrick was pronounced dead at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

McBride had fled the scene on foot and ran on to the Bayview Bridge. However police were able to apprehend her. She was transported to Blessing Hospital to recover from her injuries.

Lead Trial Attorney Josh Jones stated, “After a detailed review of the evidence, which includes videos from multiple cameras, event data recorders from both vehicles, and the thorough investigation of the Quincy Police Department, State’s Attorney Gary Farha, First Assistant Todd Eyler, and I met and determined that the actions taken by the defendant that resulted in the deaths of 3 children and their grandmother are legally and morally deserving of the most severe criminal charges in our criminal justice system. The grand jury agreed with our request for these charges and based on that same evidence issued indictments. The filing of these charges is just the first step in ensuring that justice is done for Jennifer, Dakota, Archer, and Ransom. Our office will ensure that the defendant is held accountable for her conduct.” 

Farha said McBride will be transported to the Adams County Jail upon her discharge from Blessing Hospital where she will be held on a $5,000,000 bond.  Her first appearance on these charges will be scheduled at that time.

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