DUI possible in deadly Corning crash
It isn't the first time Tiffany Cheri Kincannon, whose 3-year-old son was killed in a crash on Highway 99E on Friday, has been investigated for driving under the influence.
"We are still working on the case," California Highway Patrol Officer Ken Reineman said on Monday, "and it hasn't been filed with the Tehama County District Attorney's Office yet. But we are looking at possible DUI manslaughter charges."
The crash occurred at 3:14 p.m. on the highway south of Oklahoma Avenue in Dairyville.
CHP said Kincannon, 29, of Los Molinos, was driving a 2004 Ford eastbound in the parking lot of Jill's Market, 11625 Highway 99E, toward the highway at an unknown speed, when she came to a momentary stop on the west shoulder of the highway.
The driver of a 1999 Airstream motor home, Bernard Carroll, 74, of Tucson, Ariz., was traveling at 50 mph southbound on the highway around a slight curve, when he noticed Kincannon.
The CHP said Kincannon then accelerate into the southbound lane directly in front of the motor home.
Carroll applied his brakes and veered to the left, but was unable to avoid striking the driver's side of Kincannon's Ford, CHP said.
The impact caused the Ford to spin around, coming to rest facing west and blocking the center turn lane. The motor home came to a stop on the right shoulder just south of the crash, according to CHP.
Kincannon son, Connor Shimko, suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
Her 13-year-old son sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Enloe Medical Center in Chico for treatment, CHP said.
His current condition was not available.
Kincannon is reported to have suffered major injuries and was also transported to Enloe for treatment.
Neither Carroll or his passenger, Aida Carroll, 79, of Tucson, Ariz., were injured, CHP reported.
All of those involved were wearing seat belts, CHP reported.
According to Tehama County Superior Court records, Kincannon was charged in December 2009, with corporal injury to spouse or child, DUI and a special allegation of having a blood alcohol level of 0.15 percent or higher.
She pleaded guilty to the charges of corporal injury and DUI and was sentenced to 36 months probation, DUI classes and fine of $2,054.
In 2011, Kincannon was charged with violating her probation and was required to complete a 52-week domestic violence treatment program, stated court records.