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Toxicology Confirms Impairment of Suspect in Multiple Fatality Accident

Toxicology reports for the suspect in a seven-vehicle accident on September 10, 2017 confirms he was impaired behind the wheel.

Christopher Farr (DOB 3-15-74) died on September 13 from injuries he sustained in the accident. Blood samples that were taken at the hospital confirm he had methamphetamine in his system. There was no alcohol.

“According to state law, there is no difference when it comes to impairment; alcohol, illicit drugs or prescription medications all fall under impaired driving,” said Detective Dave Snelling who helped to investigate the accident. “While the initial calls came in of a potential drunk driver, we could not confirm his impairment until the toxicology reports were finalized.”

Farr is suspected of driving a Cadillac SUV under the influence on September 10, 2017, when he collided with a Ford F150. He then continued in the northbound lane and collided head-on with a Hyundai SUV, driven by Judith Peterson. Peterson, 73-years-old, and her husband Alan Peterson, 79-years-old, died at the scene. Lorene Hicks, 59-years-old, died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident when she was thrown from the motorcycle her husband was driving.