Louisiana Woman Charged in Fatal January Car Crash

Authorities charged a Sunset, Louisiana, woman in connection with a January car accident on Interstate 49 that killed a three-month-old and injured eight others. The woman had been drinking at the time of the crash, but her blood alcohol level was .06, which is below the .08 legal limit in Louisiana.

The woman is facing the following charges:

·         Negligent homicide

·         Eight counts of vehicular negligent injury

·         Careless operation of a vehicle

·         Driving without a license

·         Five violations of Louisiana’s child passenger restraint law

Authorities released the woman on a $27,000 bond while awaiting trial. In January, she was trying to change lanes on I-49 when she heard a noise and lost control of her van. The van flipped several times injuring three adult passengers. One of the adults is still in the hospital in Lafayette.

Six children were in the van, ranging in age from three months to 13-years-old. The three-month-old died from her injuries, but police did not comment on the other childrens’ injuries.

Careless and impaired drivers cause serious and fatal injuries every day. Contact a New Orleans accident lawyer if you suffer injuries in an automobile accident. A skilled and aggressive New Orleans accident attorney can get you the financial compensation to aid your recovery.