Woman charged with reckless homicide in Livingston County

2012-08-09T16:05:00Z Woman charged with reckless homicide in Livingston County| Pantagraph staff pantagraph.com
August 09, 2012 4:05 pm  • 

PONTIAC — Reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence charges have been filed against a Kankakee woman following an April 28 traffic accident near Reddick that claimed the life of a Kankakee man.

Kyra Thomas, 21, of Kankakee has been charged with reckless homicide, two counts of aggravated DUI and one count of aggravated DUI of drugs. Authorities say she was driving west on Illinois 17 near Reddick about 7:10 p.m. when she lost control and collided with another vehicle.

Michael Blakeney, 21, was thrown from Thomas’ car and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle wasn’t injured.

Thomas is due in court Aug. 31.

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