McAlester man faces manslaughter charges

Monday, March 14th 2005, 1:24 pm
By: News On 6

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- A McAlester man is free on bond after being charged with felony manslaughter in connection with three deaths in an alleged drunken driving crash.

Raeburn Bedford was released on $10,000 bond after being charged in Pittsburg County District Court with three counts of felony manslaughter. He's also charged with three felony counts of driving under the influence and causing injury and with misdemeanor DUI.

Authorities say Bedford was driving a pickup truck on US Highway 270 near Alderson on December 4th when the truck crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a car.

Noe Corona of McAlester, Autumn Hernandez of Gowen and Zachary Suggs of Lamar, Missouri, died in the crash. Corona was riding with Bedford while Hernandez and Suggs were passengers in the car.