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Woman arrested in connection with fatal Berwick crash

Fatal crash
Posted at 5:22 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 19:27:33-04

A Morgan City woman has been arrested in connection with a fatal crash Thursday afternoon in Berwick.

The Berwick Police Department began investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that happened the intersection of Highway 182 and Sixth Street at around 12:06 pm

The driver of one the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. He has been identified as Stephen Michael Shaub of Bayou Vista.

The driver of the second vehicle, 45-year-old Anita Marie Steel, was transported to a hospital. She was later arrested on charges of Vehicular negligent homicide and Reckless operation of a vehicle.

Toxicology samples were taken from the driver for analysis.

Multiple witnesses on scene told police that Steel’s vehicle which was a white Chevy Impala was observed driving extremely reckless, passing motorist on top of the La. Hwy 182 bridge, and traveling at high rates of speed. Steel’s vehicle was then observed failing to stop at the red traffic signal at the intersection of La. Hwy 182 at Sixth St. and striking Schaub’s vehicle.

Steel was treated for minor injuries and released into the custody of Berwick Police Officers.

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