On 11/17/15, at approximately 7:40 AM, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to the area of Edison Ave. near the intersection of Pope St. on report of a three vehicle accident.  
During the course of the investigation it was determined a suspect vehicle, driven by Vincent Heredia (38 YOA) of Benton, had crossed left of the center line and struck one vehicle before striking a second one head-on.  This lead to the death of the driver of the second vehicle, identified as Cheyenne McManigal (24 YOA) of Benton.  
During subsequent investigation, detectives located a firearm, prescription medications, and a pipe containing suspected Marijuana residue inside Heredia’s vehicle.  A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) evaluation was conducted and based on the results of it, Heredia was placed under arrest.  
Heredia is charged with Manslaughter, DWI-Drugs, Driving Left of Center, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons (Felon), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Detectives and members of the accident reconstruction team are conducting an on-going investigation into this incident and additional charges could be forthcoming.  
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS.  Individuals also may send us an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to to leave a tip.  A crime tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on ITunes and Google Play. 
Any suspects listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.