Glendale PD: Man arrested after going 98 MPH in crash that killed passenger

Posted at 12:43 PM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 15:43:40-04

An impaired motorcyclist was reportedly going nearly 100 MPH when he was involved in a crash that killed his passenger.

The Glendale Police Department say that on October 15, Samson James Everett, 27, was riding a motorcycle at between 98 and 107 miles per hour when going over the overpass at 67th and Northern avenues.

Police report that the motorcycle hit a concrete barrier hurling the passenger, Danielle Cote, 21, over the wall, landing 34 feet below. Everett and the motorcycle continued another 700 feet until striking a guard rail, sending Everett flying another 200 feet.

Cote was pronounced dead at the scene, while Everett survived and was transported to a hospital. A toxicology report from the hospital reportedly shows Everett had a BAC level of .192.

After recovering from his injuries, Everett was arrested on March 22 at his home in Youngtown. He's been charged with manslaughter.