Kenyan Warren, 43, faces charges of vehicular homicide by driver intoxication, vehicular assault, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officers responded to the 2200 block of North Broadway around 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 for a report of a crash involving a vehicle that struck two pedestrians.
One of the pedestrians struck, Stephanie Llewellyn, 47, of Knoxville, was transported to UT Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. Jimmy Sinkler, 53, was also hospitalized with serious injuries from the crash. KPD said he has since been released and is recovering at home.
A truck with heavy front-end damage was located roughly 100 feet from where the pedestrians had been struck. Officers reported Warren had a strong odor of alcohol and exhibited signs of intoxication. He was taken into custody after a field sobriety test was conducted.
One officer reported seeing Warren grab a beer can from the front seat and throw it under the vehicle. Another officer reported finding a bottle of vodka on the roadway. A substance believed to be marijuana and a pipe with suspected marijuana residue was located inside the vehicle.
Warren is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 22 for a preliminary hearing.
EDITORS NOTE: This story has been updated with the information of the victims struck by the truck.