NAU student cyclist killed in hit-and-run

9/9/2012 Hit and run incident. Witnesses say driver was excessive speed in a residential neighborhood, near the intersection of Walapai and Mohawk Drives, in Flagstaff. “22-year-old Kelsey Lou Cody of Flagstaff was arrested on charges of manslaughter and fleeing the scene of a fatal accident”… police say alcohol was a factor. victim: Jordan A. Murphy-Mahoney, 21 years old. azdailysun.com story

see comments for updates on the criminal case; CR-201200911. Charges are 2nd Degree Murder, DUI, extreme DUI, leaving the scene.

crash report

ADOT ASDM incident ID#2681314 a couple of serious discrepencies (I don’t have the ACR so it is not known why they are messed up); see full dump of the asdm record below… MISSING HitAndRunFlag !? and the AlcoholUseFlag is flipflopped between the driver and cyclist.

In FARS it is correctly denoted as a hit-and-run; That’s not surprising, fars tend to be correct/corrected, whereas the adot data that’s distributed in June of the following year (so, in this example June 2013) never gets corrected. FARS also has correct alchohol date — the driver is 0.22 BAC (so, not quite the “three times” quoted in newspaper?) and the victim is negative (tested postumously at 0.00). FARS case=40597

7 thoughts on “NAU student cyclist killed in hit-and-run”

  1. Hi,

    I was wondering if you know any cyclists who would be willing to quietly attend the plea (June 3) and sit on the side with Jordan’s family and us. My son was Jordan’s boyfriend. The cost is prohibitive for most of Jordan’s family’s friends to travel from San Jose. The DUI driver has extended family in attendance.

    Thank you for passing this on to others.
    Jeannine

  2. I will update this if the info changes — as of now the next court date is:

    2:30pm, Monday June 3, 200 N San Francisco St.

    I don’t know what court room, but it’s in the Superior Court, (not justice court).

  3. http://azdailysun.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/murder-plea-in-cyclist-s-death/article_625a6fa8-88f8-58b0-8039-5fb8297c19c0.html
    Kelsey Lou Cody entered a plea of “guilty” to 2nd degree murder. The plea agreement dropped the remaining other charges (leaving the scene of a fatal crash, and several DUI), placed an upper limit of 250,000 USD on the restitution associated with the criminal charge, and places no conditions on sentencing. Prosecutors present were Mosher and Kruger.  She was taken into custody at the end of the hearing.

  4. Full dump of ASDM record; as noted above in the article there are a couple of serious discrepencies…

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                     IncidentID: 2681314
                      Microfilm: 0
               ADOTReceivedDate: 2013-01-11 00:00:00
                         Status: 200
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                   IncidentDate: 2012-09-09
               IncidentDateTime: 2012-09-09 22:03:00
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                  IncidentMonth: 9
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                    OfficerNcic: 301
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             PhotographerAgency: 
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           DateTimeInvestigated: 1900-01-01 00:00:00
                CollisionManner: OTHER_97
                 LightCondition: DARK_UNKNOWN_LIGHTING
              FirstHarmfulEvent: PEDALCYCLE
           FirstHarmfulLocation: NOT_REPORTED_255
                     TotalUnits: 2
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                 InjurySeverity: 5
           MedicalTransportFlag: 0
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                    TowAwayFlag: 0
                  NscReportable: FATALS_INJURIES_OR_PROPERTY_DAMAGE_OVER_1000
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             WorkersPresentFlag: -1
         AlcoholInvolvementFlag: Not Available
            DrugInvolvementFlag: Not Available
                  HazardousFlag: 0
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                         OnRoad: Walapai Dr
                CrossingFeature: Zuni Dr
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    *************************** 1. row ***************************
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                    Age: 22
                    Sex: F
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                 Airbag: UNKNOWN_99
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    *************************** 1. row ***************************
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        RoadAlignment: UNKNOWN_99
            RoadGrade: UNKNOWN_99
                 Lane: UNKNOWN_99
           UnitAction: UNKNOWN_99
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  5. azdailysun.com

    Kelsey Lou Cody, 23, was sentenced to 18 years in prison today after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in June for the death of Jordan Mahoney… Cody was driving with an intoxication level three times the legal limit. Witnesses described the roar of Cody’s engine as sounding like an airplane as she roared through a residential 25 mph zone, blew through a stop sign and killed Mahoney on impact.

    http://apps.supremecourt.az.gov/aacc/appella/1CA%5CSA%5CSA130035.PDF

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