QUINCY — The Quincy man charged in a fatal Memorial Day crash in Quincy has entered a not guilty plea.
Breeden Wike, 20, faces charges of reckless homicide, aggravated reckless driving, disobeying a traffic light, leaving the scene of an accident, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, disregarding a stop sign, and failure to reduce speed following a crash at 12th and Locust that resulted in the death of a Quincy woman.
Wike appeared before Circuit Judge Roger Thomson and is represented by Chief Public Defender Todd Nelson.
According to Quincy Police, Wike was driving his truck west on Locust at a high rate of speed before 9:30 a.m. Memorial Day, ran a red light at the 12th and Locust intersection and hit an SUV driven by Kayla Smith, 39, of Quincy, who was pronounced dead at Blessing Hospital later that day.
Wike faces a status hearing on August 8. He remains in the Adams County Jail on $250,000 bond.
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