Danielle Jackson, of Bethpage, is scheduled to stand trial in the courtroom of Judge John Wootten, in January of 2015, for vehicular homicide in connection with the motorcycle death of Matthew “Brett” Minchey on Tuesday morning, October 9, 2012, in Lafayette.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, in Hartsville, the trial is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 27 and 28, 2015, in Macon County Circuit Criminal Court.
As previously reported in the Macon County Chronicle during October of 2012, then 19-year-old Danielle Jackson, of Bethpage, was driving an eastbound blue 1996 Chevy Lumnia shortly before 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, October 9. She ran the stop sign at the intersection of Highway 52 & 10 inside the Lafayette city limits. Minchey was operating a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle and he attempted to cross the busy intersection, heading down Highway 10 South, when he was tragically struck and killed by Jackson.
Brett Minchey was pronounced dead and Jackson wasn’t injured. Jackson was later indicted by the Macon County Grand Jury for vehicular homicide.
In another vehicular homicide case that happened on the Rocky Mound Road, April South, who struck and killed her boyfriend, James Richard Chitwood, on Friday, May 17, 2013, is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, January 26, 2015, for disposition.