Charges filed in death of Hays Man
Charges were filed Tuesday against a 21-year old woman in connection with the Saturday June 15, death in rural Ellis County, of Jordan Dale Schreurs.
Count one in the case is Involuntary Manslaughter-Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs or in the alternative, Reckless Involuntary Manslaughter.
According to the complaint filed by the Ellis County Attorney’s office, “Brittnie June Walker while under the influence of alcohol and /or drugs did unlawfully and unintentionally kill Schreurs in a reckless manner when she drove a car 25-45 miles per hour with Schreurs “surfing” (riding on top of) the vehicle and Schreurs fell off sustaining serious head and body injuries resulting in his death.”
Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees explained to Hays Post, “Was it unintentional because of the drunk driving or due to the reckless behavior?”
In addition, Walker is also being charged with failure to immediately report an accident resulting in death, a level 5-person felony.
In the early hours of Saturday June 15, Ellis County Sheriff’s officers and Emergency Medical staff were sent to a rural address Southwest of Hays. near 210th Avenue and Mt. Pleasant Road, for report of a man who had fallen from a moving vehicle.
Jordan Schreurs was transported to HaysMed with head injuries and then flown to the University of Kansas hospital where he died.
Walker remains in the Ellis County jail on $100,000 bond. Drees said she has not made a court appearance but could as early as Wednesday.