Local woman faces multiple charges after fatal car crash
BATON ROUGE- Vehicular homicide is just one of the multiple charges a local woman is facing after a deadly crash that occurred on Florida Blvd. in May.
On May 11 Linda Chase was driving a 2015 Hyundai Elantra traveling west on the inside lane of Florida Blvd. At some point Chase’s vehicle began to drift towards the center curb that separates the east and west bound lanes.
Chase drove on the cement curb and eventually hitting a light pole which caused it to fall. After striking the pole Chase continued to drive down the wrong side of the road where she struck another vehicle head on.
The driver and passenger of the vehicle Chase hit were transported to OLOL for fractured bones and other non-life threatening injuries. The passenger that was riding with Chase was also taken to the hospital but did not survive their injuries. Chase suffered broken bones because of the collision.
Chase’s blood samples were sent to the Louisiana State Crime Lab for testing. Cocaine and crack cocaine, both Schedule II narcotics, were found in Chase’s system at the time of the fatal crash.
Chase is charged with vehicular homicide, reckless operation, driving under the influence and vehicular negligent injuring. All charges are felonies.