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1 dead, 3 hurt in Henrietta crash

January 04, 2019 09:30 PM

Deputies are investigating a fatal crash after a car plowed through a concrete barrier on I-390 in Henrietta.

Jordin Campbell, 22, is facing charges of vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault, and DWI. He was arraigned Friday afternoon and sent to the Monroe County Jail on $25,000 cash/$50,000 bond. 

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"So the message out of this is clearly that after several years law enforcement and stop DWI enforcement programs continue to push the message but people are not getting the message," said Chief Deputy Michael Fowler, who added, "It's now early in 2019, very early, and we've already lost one young life. Another young girl is fighting for her life at this moment and that is a true tragedy." 

Deputies say Campbell was driving south on Clay Road near the Walmart around 11 p.m. Thursday when he failed to negotiate the turn and crashed through a concrete barrier that separates the road and I-390.

News10NBC Chief Investigative Reporter Berkeley Brean: "We saw the damage to the concrete wall. What does that say about the speed of the car?" 

Fowler: "It's significant, and I have not mentioned an estimated speed on purpose because we don't normally see accidents like this, going through concrete walls like that." 

Campbell, a 2014 Spencerport High School graduate, and three other people were in the car. Anthony Mykins, 22, and a 20-year-old woman were thrown out of the car.

Mykins was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman, whose name has not been released, is in guarded condition.  A third male passenger, whose name has also not been released, is in stable condition at the hospital. Campbell remains in guarded condition. 

Investigators are waiting on blood tests but in a news conference Friday, Deputy Chief Michael Fowler said it’s highly likely Campbell was drunk. He also said no one in the car was wearing seatbelts.

Lt. Scott Alberti talked about the force it took for the car to go through the concrete barrier. 

"It appears to be a very sturdy barrier," Alberti said. "It's there for a reason. I can't speculate what the speed was but I can say it was probably well above what that road is rated for and there's a curve there as you can see in the back of me."

News10NBC Chief Investigative Reporter Berkeley Brean obtained security camera footage of Campbell's car moments before the crash. 

Back in September, Campbell was arrested in Geneseo and charged with DWI-drugs and multiple drug-related crimes. Those charges were brought to the grand jury but were returned to the lower town court.

After his September arrest, Campbell posted $2,500 bail. There were no restrictions placed on his license. Campbell is due back in court on Jan. 15 to answer to those charges.

Brean: "Did he have a valid license as of last night and should he have been driving last night?"

Fowler: "That's a question I can't answer at this moment. The investigators have the answer. I haven't asked that question yet. They are clearly working through that."

Campbell is due back in court to answer to charges in connection with the Henrietta crash on Jan. 9.

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