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News update: Man charged for fatal DUI crash back in custody

BEATTY, NV – According to Las Vegas Review-Journal, the man charged in connection with a fatal DUI collision that took the lives of three people is back in custody following a manhunt that lasted for 36 hours.

Tyler Kennedy, 33, was driving a Ford F-150 on northbound Hwy 95 near Death Valley National Park as a Toyota Highlander operated by Michael Durmeier, 39, was driving south on the same road. The Highlander was occupied by Lauren Starcevich, Durmeier’s 12-year-old daughter, and two other children.

Kennedy’s F-150 strayed into the southbound lane and collided with the Highlander with such force that it caused the SUV to overturn and ejected its occupants.

First responders pronounced Durmeier, his 12-year-old daughter, and Starcevich dead at the scene of the accident. The other two children were taken to UMC hospital.

Kennedy left Westcare Harris Springs Rehabilitation Center in Las Vegas and then cut off his ankle monitor around noon on October 12th. Police apprehended Kennedy and took him to Nye County Detention Center on charges of escape and malicious destruction of property.

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