Driver in one-car fatal wreck charged with DUI, homicide

Jacoby Sumpton, arrested for DUI in fatality.

A Hunting Park man who drove into a utility pole early yesterday in a wreck that killed a passenger has been charged with drunk-driving, involuntary manslaughter and vehicular homicide, police said.

Jacoby Sumpton, 22, of 9th Street near Pike, was held on $300,000 bail and faces a July 31 preliminary hearing.

He was driving south on Roosevelt Boulevard just before 4 a.m. when he lost control of his white Chevy Impala near Fifth Street, drove up the curb and hit a utility pole, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman. The crash left one passenger, 25, dead and two other passengers, ages 20 and 24, hospitalized in guarded condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Russell said. Sumpton suffered minor injuries and was treated and released.

Police haven't released the name of the man killed in the wreck.

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