Woman charged with second-degree murder in fatal Port Huron crash

Posted at 3:42 PM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 18:17:23-04

A 35-year-old Port Huron woman was charged with second degree murder in connection with a fatal crash that occurred in Port Huron on April. 

Bond was denied for Theresa Marie Gafken, who is accused of killing one and injuring three others after a police chase.

On April 11, Gafken was reportedly driving a Camaro at a high speed in the area of Bancroft and 22nd Street, passing by a police officer.

Police say the officer immediately activated his lights and siren, but Gafken refused to stop, traveling at speeds over 100 miles per hour southbound on 24th Street. She allegedly disregarded a red light and initially struck a pick-up truck, making a northbound turn onto 24thStreet. 

The driver of the pick-up truck was uninjured and the pick-up truck sustained minimal damage. The Camaro then reportedly struck a second vehicle, killing a 48-year-old woman, and a third vehicle near the intersection was also hit. 

A total of four vehicles were involved in the crash. The woman who died in the crash was identified as Kristine Donahue from Chesterfield Township.