Trial date set in Dover vehicular homicide case

DOVER — The trial of a 37-year-old Smyrna man who police said fatally struck a woman while driving from a Dover back alley last year is set for April 29.

Gerald M. Medkeff was allegedly in the New Castle Avenue area to buy drugs last July 4, when persons approached his vehicle and became disorderly, Dover Police said at the time. Police said he allegedly put his Mazda 3 sedan in reverse, hitting Moneca Sanders, who became lodged under his vehicle.

The Dover Fire Department freed Ms. Sanders from under the vehicle and she was later pronounced dead at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital.

Mr. Medkeff was arrested at the scene. Indictments on first-degree vehicular homicide and third offense DUI of alcohol counts followed on Oct. 1.

This year, jury trials on Jan. 2, Feb. 18 and April 15 were postponed.

Attorney Andre’ M. Beauregard is representing Mr. Medkeff, with Deputy Attorney Kathleen A. Dickerson prosecuting the case.

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