Driver Charged With Manslaughter

A Moscow man was charged with vehicular manslaughter Tuesday, the day after his car went off the road and hit a woman while she was weeding her garden.

Police said Anthony Goodwin, 34, lost control of his 1993 Chevy Suburban while reaching for a pack of cigarettes, causing him to drive some 60 feet onto a lawn at 522 South Van Buren St. and hit Brenda Cantrell, 42. She died later at Gritman Medical Center.

Moscow Police Capt. Cameron Hershaw said Goodwin didn’t intend to hit Cantrell, “but by reason of his negligence, she was killed,” he said.

Hershaw said police are still investigating how fast Goodwin was driving.

Goodwin, who received minor injuries, was released on his own recognizance after being arraigned in Latah County District Court Tuesday morning.


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