Chickasha woman charged in husband’s death

Ponca City Now - August 27, 2015 9:11 am

CARNEGIE, Okla. (AP) – A Chickasha woman has been charged with first-degree manslaughter after police say she struck and killed her husband with her car on a Kiowa County highway.

KECO-FM (http://bit.ly/1JxMsPq ) reports 23-year-old Whitney Gonzales was charged Wednesday in the death of 24-year-old Pete Gonzales. She has also been charged with driving without a valid driver’s license and failure to maintain security.

According to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report, Gonzales was driving on Oklahoma State Highway 9 early May 16 in an attempt to find her husband after an argument. Authorities say she struck the victim in the roadway near Carnegie.

Gonzales’ husband was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was not immediately known if she has an attorney.

 

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