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Police: Woman drinking, distracted by phone before crash that killed Chesterfield driver

Posted at 10:17 AM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-31 10:17:38-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A Midlothian woman had been drinking alcohol and was distracted by her cell phone when she killed another woman in a Chesterfield crash, according to police.

Kaelyn Stine, 23, of Midlothian, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter following the crash reported Saturday along the 20400 block of River Road.

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Kaelyn Stine

"A 2007 Honda CRV was traveling east on River Road when it was struck head-on by a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee [driven by Stine] heading west. The Jeep crossed the yellow dividing marker," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson wrote in an email. "The investigation indicates Stine had been drinking alcohol prior to the crash and was distracted by her cell phone prior to crossing the dividing line. Stine was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries."

The Honda driver, 23-year-old Jordan Barksdale, died at the hospital.

Stine was booked into the Chesterfield County Jail without bond.

Anyone with information about the crash was asked to call Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251.