St. Mary

Nov 3, 2012 6:28 PM by katc

Suspected Impaired Driver Charged in Early Morning Fatal Crash

An impaired driver is charged in a fatal crash in St. Mary Parish. Troopers say after 1:00am Saturday, 23 year old Brittney Hill was driving west on LA 182 in a 2007 Toyota Camry when she failed to negotiate a left curve, causing the car to leave the road to the right. Troopers say the car entered a ditch and traveled about 90 feet before hitting a culvert and overturning. Both Brittney and the passenger, 24 year old Donella Hill were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle.

Donella Hill received fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Mary Parish Coroner's Office.

Brittney Hill was transported to the Iberia Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Troopers suspect Brittney Hill to have been impaired at the time of the crash and have submitted biological samples to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for toxicology analysis. Upon release from the hospital, she will be booked into the St. Mary Parish Jail on charges of Vehicular Homicide, Careless Operation, and Failure to Wear a Seatbelt.

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