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Fatal hit-and-run suspect rebooked with more charges

Posted at 1:34 PM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 14:35:20-04

The person accused of causing a Mother’s Day weekend crash that left a 16-year-old girl dead has been rebooked again, on additional charges.

Records show that Floydiece Debraelle Washington, 31, has been booked with negligent homicide, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, traffic control signals, no proof of insurance, failure to use safety belts.

Washington, of Melville, initially was booked with felony hit-and-run driving. She was arrested again after her bond on a previous, unrelated case was revoked.

A court order indicates that Washington’s bond on an April arrest stipulated that she not engage in any criminal activity – and her arrest this week for the crash violates that requirement.

Washington was arrested April 9 and booked with theft, unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling and simple criminal damage to property.

Here’s our story about her initial arrest:

The person accused of causing a weekend crash that left a 16-year-old girl dead and her brother injured has been arrested, Opelousas Police confirm.

31-year-old Floydiece Washington of Melville was arrested in Calcasieu Parish. Opelousas Police were on their way to take her into custody early this afternoon. Police pinged her cell phone and traced her to a Lake Charles apartment complex, police say.

Washington has been booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on one count of felony hit-and-run driving.

The investigation is ongoing and other charges are pending as more information is collected.

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Here’s the original story:

A 16-year-old Opelousas girl is dead and her brother injured after a hit-and-run crash last night.

Opelousas Police Chief Martin McLendon said Princess Washington died in the accident that happened at Church and Main streets last night.

She was riding in a car with her brother when another car allegedly ran a red light and crashed into their vehicle, the chief said.

The driver of that car, identified as Floydiece Washington, fled the scene in another vehicle, leaving her vehicle there, the chief said. A warrant is out for her arrest on a charge of felony hit-and-run driving. She is no relation to the Washington teens.

Princess Washington’s 19-year-old brother sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital, the chief said.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Floydiece Washington, they are asked to call Opelousas Police at 948-2500.