A 39-year old Florida woman has been indicted by a grand jury after killing a 60-year old woman in 2009. The woman was driving while under the influence of alcohol when she hit a car carrying five people and the driver. The 60-year old was driving the vehicle and was wearing a seatbelt. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The passengers were taken and released from the hospital with a variety of injuries. The woman who caused the accident was flown to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.
The woman, driving a Chevrolet truck crossed the center lane on the highway and hit the other woman’s Ford SUV. Police later discovered that the woman had been drinking. According to a New York Injury Lawyer, she now faces a felony charge for driving under the influence and causing a death and two other felony charges for driving under the influence and causing great bodily injury. Depending on how the trial goes, the woman faces multiple years in jail, fines and other penalties.
Currently, the woman is being held in a local detention center until her trial. After that, she may be sent to a state women’s detention center, suggests a New York Injury Lawyer. The accident happened on August 1, 2009 around 9:30pm on S.C. 917 North. It is unknown where the woman was going at the time of the accident. After being released from the hospital, the woman left South Carolina and was later arrested in Florida.
It is unknown at this time if the deceased woman’s family plans to file a civil suit against the other woman. Civil suits are typically filed separately from lawsuits brought against an accused person by the state.
It is unclear at this time if the woman has expressed any remorse for her actions and if she will seek leniency from the judge hearing her case. The woman was intoxicated at the time and may have been under the influence of other substances as well. More evidence will be discussed during the woman’s trial. It is now up to a jury to determine the maximum sentence the woman should serve for her crimes.
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