A Nigerian man, Patrick Ohanta was killed by a drunk driver barely six weeks after his arrival in the United States of America.
The 45-year-old University of Ibadan alumni was hit and killed by a car driven by the drunk driver while walking home after a job interview at about 5.20 PM, on May 3rd, 2022.
According to the police, Patrick fondly called “Pato” by friends was attempting to cross the Curtis-Coleman Bridge on foot when he was struck by the 29-year-old man, David Slaughter.
The Alexandria Police Department said Slaughter was driving on the bridge when he drove onto the shoulder and hit the victim. Patrick was pronounced dead at the scene.
was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (fourth offense), operating a vehicle while under suspension, reckless operation of a vehicle and vehicular homicide. APD said impairment is believed to be a factor in this incident.
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