Police: Woman was on drugs when Binghamton man dragged underneath her car

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - UPDATE: A video taken from the scene shows bystanders helping police flip the car in an attempt to save the victim. More at this link.


A Vestal woman has been arrested after a man died as a result of being dragged underneath her car on Main Street in Binghamton on Monday.

Jennifer Grenchus, 36, has been charged with a felony count of vehicular manslaughter, according to Binghamton Police.

Police say Grenchus is suspected of being impaired by drugs when she hit and killed Ronald Richardson, 47, of Binghamton with her 2010 Hyundai Elantra.

The incident happened around 5:45 p.m., when law enforcement was called to Tom's Cards and Gifts at 184 Main Street, where they found Grenchus and her vehicle.

Police say Richardson was found pinned underneath her vehicle.

Police, fireman, and civilians were able to flip the vehicle off of Richardson, but police say his injuries were extensive and he died at the scene before emergency personal arrived.

Police say Grenchus struck Richardson along Main Street and dragged his body underneath her car several yards along the roadway before turning into the parking lot, where she continued until she was stopped.

Grenchus was arraigned in Binghamton City Court and is being held in the Broome County jail.

Grenchus was previously arrested last Thursday, April 20th, "for multiple misdemeanor narcotics charges at Jarvis St/Charlotte St" according to Binghamton Police.

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