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Sierra Vista woman charged with manslaughter following crash that lead to death of husband

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Posted at 10:25 AM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 15:10:49-04
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Police in Sierra Vista arrested 37-year-old Jennie Jones-Hurdlow on manslaughter charges following the investigation into a fatal motorcycle accident that left her husband dead on Sunday.
 
Detectives interviewed multiple witnesses at the crash scene that lead to the death of 51-year-old Brian E. Hurdlow, said Corporal Tim Wachtel, spokesperson for the Sierra Vista Police Department.
 
Witnesses reported that Hurdlow was pursued to the Circle K located on Buffalo Soldier Trail by a Ford Escape SUV driven by his wife Jones-Hurdlow.
 
Jones-Hurdlow was heard screaming at Hurdlow. She was seen maneuvering her car in an aggressive manner as she attempted to block her husband from leaving the convenience store, said Wachtel.
 
Hurdlow eventually managed to exit the property on his Harley Davidson, with his wife pursuing him at high speeds.
 
Witnesses reported seeing Jones-Hurdlow chase her husband and drive close to his motorcycle, said Wachtel.
 
Detectives determined the reckless and erratic driving of Jones-Hurdlow contributed her husband’s high-speed collision with a light post.
 
Investigators estimate the speed to be in excess of 65 miles per hour, said Wachtel.
 
A search warrant was served at the Hurdlow residence and authorities discovered evidence of a domestic violence dispute.
 
The investigation concluded that Sunday’s high-speed pursuit and collision stemmed from an ongoing domestic violence feud that began at their home.
 
Jones-Hurdlow has been charged with manslaughter.