A woman from Lavaca has been charged with negligent homicide after an accident last year in Magazine, Arkansas. SW Times reported on the incident.
According to the Arkansas State Troopers, two people were driving on Highway 109 back in May of last year. The car they were in crashed after running off the road. When the police arrived, they could smell alcohol and found beer cans in the back seat. The driver had been thrown through the windshield, but it was the passenger who died.
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The police believe that the car drifted off the left side of the highway and traveled over a football field in length before striking two trees. A blood sample couldn’t be taken immediately due to the condition of the driver, but one was eventually pulled and it showed the driver was intoxicated beyond the limit.
This is yet another example of why drinking and driving is a bad thing to do. With so much distance between the road and the trees there was plenty of space to turn off the vehicle before the crash. For whatever reason, that didn’t happen and the driver’s passenger paid with their life.
We hope that the family of the deceased can obtain compensation for their loss. Our condolences to them.
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