PARKERSBURG - A Wood County man charged with DUI causing death after a Sunday accident was arraigned Wednesday in Wood County Magistrate Court.
Charles A. McFee, 23, 568 Happy Valley Road, Parkersburg, was arraigned before Magistrate Donna Jackson and is in custody in lieu of a $20,000 bond.
Michael T. Galloway, 23, of Davisville, the passenger in McFee's car, died Sunday afternoon at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. McFee and Galloway were transported from the scene to Camden Clark Medical Center's Memorial Campus.
Charles A. McFee
Galloway was later taken to Ruby Memorial, where he died at 3:10 p.m. Sunday.
McFee was treated and released from Camden Clark Medical Center.
According to a criminal complaint filed in magistrate court, on Sunday McFee was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu that crashed into a tree in the 1900 block of Nicolette Road.
Deputies said McFee was traveling east and had just negotiated a left hand bend in the road, and lost control going into a yaw. The vehicle continued onto the eastbound berm, striking a tree head-on.
McFee and Galloway were located in a residence at 1906 Nicolette Road when deputies arrived.
McFee indicated to the deputies he was driving. Deputies said they noticed an odor of alcohol on McFee's breath and he had slurred and slow speech.
A reconstruction of the crash determined a minimum speed of the vehicle was 40 mph in a 25 mph zone, police said.