Joseph Lloyd Whybark. (Photo MCSO)
Crime

Kingman Man Charged in Connection with Fatal Hit and Run

Joseph Lloyd Whybark. (Photo: MCSO)

GOLDEN VALLEY — A Kingman man was charged in connection with the fatal hit and run accident in Golden Valley on April 23.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office detectives are continuing their investigation into a fatal hit and run vehicle collision.

MCSO deputies responded April 23 to the area of Colorado Road and Brook Drive in Golden Valley for a call about a woman in the roadway.

Deputies responded and found the victim, Krisandrea Lynn Pannell-Cashen, 62, of Bullhead City, was deceased on arrival. On April 24, the suspected vehicle was located abandoned in a wash on the western end of Golden Valley.

Detectives processed the vehicle and found significant evidence to link the vehicle with the collision.

Detectives charged Joseph Lloyd Whybark, 34, of Kingman, on June 9 with leaving the scene of an accident causing death, failure to stay at the scene causing death and tampering with evidence, all felonies. According to MCSO, he was also charged with misdemeanor driving with suspended license.

Detectives obtained a search warrant and gathered information on the crime. According to MCSO, Whybark was operating the vehicle at the time of the collision.

Whybark was arrested by deputies for an unrelated matter and booked into Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

MCSO said detectives interviewed Whybark and he admitted his involvement.

This investigation is ongoing and further charges may be filed pending the result of the investigation.