Wednesday, 29 January 2020 10:18

Driver Indicted in Brother’s Death

Jan. 29, 2020 – A 21-year-old Mississippi man has been indicted on drunken driving and vehicular homicide charges related to an early-morning one-vehicle crash in 2018 in Collierville that killed his brother, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
A grand jury indicted Jamil Hasani Mathews of Byhalia on charges of vehicular homicide involving intoxication and recklessness, drunken driving and reckless driving. He is free on $60,000 bond.
The crash that killed 24-year-old Omari Mathews occurred around 3:30 a.m. on April 7, 2018, on Fleming Road north of Holmes Road in Collierville. Investigators said a minivan driven by Jamil Mathews left the road, hit a tree and burst into flames.
He told investigators they were headed home after a night on Beale Street.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Vanessa Murtaugh of the District Attorney’s DUI Prosecution Unit whose members work with local law enforcement seeking to reduce the number of DUI-related fatalities and injuries.
The Unit also conducts training sessions to update law enforcement officers on changes in traffic and DUI laws.