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Man Arrested in Connection with Monday Night's Fatal Crash on Buchanan Street



Officers this afternoon charged Kenneth D. Patton, 38, with fleeing the scene of a crash involving death in regard to Monday night’s single-car collision on Buchanan Street near 16th Avenue North that killed Alicia Pride, 48.

The investigation shows that Patton was driving a 2008 Kia Optima east on Buchanan Street at 11:55 p.m. when the car left the right side of the roadway and hit a utility pole. Pride, the front seat passenger, was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. Patton fled before police arrived.

In addition to leaving the scene, Patton is also charged with failure to render aid, failure to report the crash, and driving on a revoked license. His bond is set at $27,000.