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Prairie Village man convicted of fatal DWI crash in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) – A Prairie Village, Kansas man was sentenced to 13 years in prison for a fatal DWI incident in Kansas City, Missouri last summer.

According to the Jackson County Attorney’s Office, 31-year-old Zachary J. Zorich was sentenced after pleading guilty to a class B felony drunk driving, resulting in his death.

Prosecutors asked for a 15-year sentence, which is the maximum for a Class B felony. The judge sentenced him to 13 years.

According to court documents, the crash occurred at the intersection of 75th and Ward Parkway in June of 2022.

Officers determined that Zorich’s jeep was traveling at high speed as it approached Ward Parkway. He then ran a red light, hitting the victim’s Mercedes Benz in the driver’s door.

Remington Williams, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene after the crash. According to KCTV5’s previous report, Williams was a student representative for the University of Missouri system. He was a recent graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and had been appointed to the position by Governor Mike Parson.

The DUI officer ruled that Zorich should be placed under arrest for drunk driving.

Hours later, his blood alcohol level was found to be more than 2.5 times the legal limit.

Previous coverage:

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