Man arrested after allegedly causing deadly crash, records show

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is behind bars for allegedly driving drunk and crashing into another car that killed one person over the weekend.

Pieter Brink is charged with disregarding a red light, reckless driving and reckless vehicular homicide for a crash that happened early Saturday morning.

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On Sept. 3 just after 2:30 a.m., Brink was driving a 2012 Chevy Silverado on Central Avenue eastbound and allegedly disregarded the red light at Highland Street, crashing into a 2016 Chevy Traverse.

The Traverse was being driven by Zarion Thomas, an affidavit said.

According to police, Thomas was taken to Baptist East Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing Brink driving at a reckless rate of speed and disregarded the red light.

According to an affidavit, Brink was seen with bloodshot eyes.

Brink said he had just left Beale Street where he had several alcoholic beverages and another witness said they saw him drinking on Beale Street just before the crash, records show.

According to an affidavit, a sample of his blood was obtained for testing via a signed search warrant and the results are pending.

Video evidence was located that captured and recorded the crash, reports show.

There is no bond information and he is due in court on Sept. 6.