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McBride makes first court appearance, assigned court appointed attorney

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Natasha McBride during her first appearance in Adams County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Aug. 26,2020. McBride is charged in connection to the death of four people in a Aug. 14 crash at Fourth and Broadway. | H-W Photo/Jake Shane
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Judge Robert Adrian during the first appearance for Natasha McBride in Adams County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Aug. 26,2020. McBride is charged in connection to the death of four people in a Aug. 14 crash at Fourth and Broadway. | H-W Photo/Jake Shane
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Lead Trial Attorney Josh Jones and First Assistant State's Attorney Todd Eyler during the first appearance for Natasha McBride in Adams County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Aug. 26,2020. McBride is charged in connection to the death of four people in a Aug. 14 crash at Fourth and Broadway. | H-W Photo/Jake Shane
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Lead Trial Attorney Josh Jones and First Assistant State's Attorney Todd Eyler during the first appearance for Natasha McBride in Adams County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Aug. 26,2020. McBride is charged in connection to the death of four people in a Aug. 14 crash at Fourth and Broadway. | H-W Photo/Jake Shane
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First Assistant State's Attorney Todd Eyler speaks to reporters after the first appearance for Natasha McBride in Adams County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Aug. 26,2020. McBride is charged in connection to the death of four people in a Aug. 14 crash at Fourth and Broadway. | H-W Photo/Jake Shane
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QUINCY (WGEM) — Natasha McBride, 36, of Quincy who faces several charges including four counts of First Degree Murder, as a result of a fatal traffic crash made her first court appearance on Wednesday.

McBride appeared in court wearing a cast on her right foot as she listened to Judge Robert Adrian read the 16 count Grand Jury indictment.

McBride asked the court to appoint an attorney and Adrian assigned Todd Nelson.

McBride's next court appearance is set for September 2 at 9:15 a.m.

McBride is charged 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.

Prosecutors said McBride's "intentional acts" resulted in a fatal multi-vehicle crash in downtown Quincy.

Police said on Friday, August 14, McBride was driving at a very high rate of speed, failed to stop at the stoplight at 4th and Broadway, and struck a vehicle driven Stephen Hendricks, 61, of Rushville, Illinois.

Hendricks was transported to Blessing Hospital with moderate injuries.

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

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

The incident got the attention of Missouri lawmakers as well.

"This is a tragedy that should never happen to a family, I'd like to ask the body to rise and say a prayer for the Corrick and Hendricks families," said State Rep. Danny Busick (R) of the Missouri 3rd district in Jefferson city Monday.

Adams County First Assistant State's attorney Todd Eyler said he expects proceedings to go as planned.

"Right now I don't think people should expect anything except for the case to run it's course as it normally does," said Elyer, adding that right now they don't have any information that could lead to more charges, "but as we said before, if there's any additional information received that warrants the filing of additional charges we will not hesitate to do that."

Police said McBride ran on to the Bayview Bridge after the crash, but she was eventually caught by officers.

McBride was transported to Blessing Hospital to recover from her injuries and later booked into the Adams County Jail.

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