Saline Graduate Was Driving Drunk in Head-on Crash that Killed 3

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 08/07/2019 - 19:53
Samantha Winchester collects her diploma from Saline Area Schools superintendent Scot Graden in 2014.

Samantha Winchester was drunk when crashed on M-14, head-on into another vehicle, killing herself and two people in the other vehicle, according to the Detroit News.

Winchester, was a 23-year-old Ann Arbor resident and Saline High School graduate. She was driving the wrong way on M-14 May 25, when she crashed into a vehicle. The crash killed Jennifer Moore and her daughter, Jaidyn. They were the wife and daughter of Howard Moore, the University of Wisconsin men’s assistant basketball coach. Howard Moore and his son, Jerell, were also in the vehicle and they sustained injuries that were not life threatening.

According to the Detroit News, toxicology reports showed Winchester had a blood alcohol content of .207 – more than twice the legal limit of .08. Winchester was traveling east in the west-bound lanes of M-14 near Ford Road around 2 a.m. when she struck two vehicles.

Winchester was a member of the Saline High School class of 2014. She was selected captain of the Saline Hornets girls swim and dive team in her senior year.

A Detroit News story described Winchester as artistic and smart. She had just begun work as a patient service assistant in the post-surgery area at Michigan Medicine.

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