Man will be arraigned for DWI after person killed fixing tractor-trailer on Lexington Avenue

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A man will be arraigned Wednesday morning on charges including driving while intoxicated after a crash on Lexington Avenue near Curlew Street left a 51-year-old dead.

Rochester Police say Gene Kulp of Red Creek was stopped on the side of the road, fixing a mechanical issue on a tractor trailer on Tuesday morning.

Police say Jeff Eden, 53, collided with the tractor-trailer, pinning Kulp between both vehicles. Kulp died at the scene. RPD Lt. Greg Bello says Eden was given a field sobriety test.

“That officer was able to determine that Mr. Eden was driving while under the influence while he was intoxicated. So, he was processed for DWI, as well as the nature of the charges. He was also then charged with Vehicular Manslaughter,” said Bello.

The department’s Major Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation.

“Anytime we have fatal crashes that involves criminality it’s standard procedures for us to involve the major crimes unit. So, in this case once we determined alcohol, or intoxicants was a factor or DWI was a factor we contact our major crimes unit who then responded to assist with the investigation,” said Bello.

Eden is charged with DWI, vehicular manslaughter, and aggravated unlicensed operation. He will be arraigned in Rochester City Court.