Smyrna man pleads  o vehicular homicide

Gerald Medkeff

DOVER — A Smyrna man pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular homicide after he hit and killed a woman while driving under the influence in July 2018, authorities said.

Gerald Medkeff also pleaded to a felony third offense DUI, the Delaware Department of Justice said. Deputy Attorneys General Kathleen Dickerson and Kevin Smith secured the pleas.

According to DOJ spokesman Carl Kanefsky, an intoxicated Medkett tried to buy crack cocaine from a group of people in the 400 block of New Castle Avenue in Dover. An argument began when the group accused Medkeff of being a police officer, the DOJ said. As Medkeff tried to leave in his vehicle, he struck and killed a woman standing nearby.

A Superior Court judge will sentence Medkeff in June. The chief investigative officer was Cpl. Derrick Mast of the Dover Police Department. DOJ social worker Lorraine Freese and paralegal Sue Balik assisted with the case.

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