05/19/2021 - US Expert Witness News: Expert Witness Granted in Case of Woman Accused of Reckless Homicide

A Fort maddison woman facing four counts of first degree murder as a result from a fatal
accident last summer was granted funds for an expert witness in her trial.

Natasha McBride and her defense attorney Todd Nelson motioned for Funds to Obtain
Expert in her trial on April 20th and were granted that motion in Adams County

First Assistant State's Attorney Todd Eyler said that the crash was no accident, and that his office would fully pursue all 16 counts handed down

Prosecutors claim McBride's "intentional acts" resulted in a fatal multi-vehicle traffic crash on August 14, 2020 that killed four people and injured another.

Police said McBride was driving at a very high rate of speed, failed to stop at the stoplight at 4th and Broadway, and struck a vehicle driven by 61 year old Stephen Hendricks of Rushville, Illinois.

Hendricks was transported to Blessing Hospital with moderate injuries. Police said Hendricks' wife, Jennifer, 54, of Rushville, and their grandson four-year-old Archer Corrick of Kirksville, Missouri, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their other grandchildren, six-year-old Dakota Corrick of Kirksville was pronounced dead
at Blessing Hospital and 21-month-old Ransom Corrick of Kirksville was pronounced dead
at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Police said McBride ran on to the Bayview Bridge after the crash, but she was eventually
caught by officers. Following the crash McBride was transported to Blessing Hospital to
recover from her injuries and later booked into the Adams County Jail

This is the second motion for funds by the defense of McBride that has been granted by the court. McBride was also granted a motion in January for a psychiatrist as her defense says McBride's sanity is in question.

The case was continued for one month as the Adams County state’s attorney’s office seeks an expert witness. Natasha L. McBride will return to court June 16

McBride, 36, faces four counts of first-degree murder in the Aug. 14, 2020, deaths of Jenniffer Hendricks, 54, of Rushville, and Dakota Corrick, 6, Archer Corrick, 4, and Ransom Corrick, 21 months.

McBride also faces four counts of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, four counts of reckless homicide and four counts of driving while license revoked.