February 04, 2013
Two people were killed inside a vehicle when a woman driver crashed into the rear of their vehicle that stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 10 St. Charles Parish last Monday morning. The authorities arrested the woman operator responsible for the wreck and filed charges with two counts of homicide by vehicle, DUI and reckless driving.
As the two vehicles collided, they both caught fire causing traffic jam for several hours on the westbound vehicles on 1-10 west of New Orleans.
State Police said identified 26-years-old Nechole Thomas from Houston as the operator of 2002 Mercedes C230. The vehicle was over speeding along the right shoulder of the elevated 1-10 westbound at about 5:30 o’clock in the morning. The car crashed into the rear of a Nissan 2012 Altima that halted along the shoulder of the road for unknown reasons.
As both cars started burning, Thomas was able to exit sustaining only minor injuries. When the conflagration was extinguished, they found two burned bodies inside the other vehicle. Both victims were pronounced dead.
For the present, the police were not able to determine the identities of the two fatalities due to the extent of their injuries. Autopsy will be performed to determine condition of the victims.
Thomas will be given a toxicology test to determine if alcohol was an important factor of the crash, State Police said.
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