Huntsville woman killed after truck crashes into home

Antony Wu has been charged with manslaughter.

Posted: Nov. 25, 2018 3:06 PM
Updated: Nov. 26, 2018 11:42 AM

Late Saturday night, 53-year-old Antony Wu was driving a 1996 Dodge Ram southbound on Chaney Thompson Road. Huntsville Police said his vehicle ran off the left side of the road and went into the front yard of a house. It hit a car parked in that driveway and then continued to move into a different yard, striking a large bush and fence before striking the house on Riverchase Road.

Wu's truck went through the wall of a Riverchase Road house and hit the female victim, 48-year-old Joy Vaughn who was inside sleeping.

Vaughn was transported to Huntsville Hospital, but was pronounced dead moments later. Wu was also transported with non-life threatening injuries. Huntsville Police believe drugs and alcohol were a factor in the crash. A search warrant was obtained to take a sample of Wu's blood for analysis. Authorities charged Wu with manslaughter.

Joy Vaughn was related to an employee of WAAY 31.

                        

                                                                                                                                       

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