NOPD: Drunk driver killed Baker woman in Quarter
NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans accused a man of driving drunk and killing a Baker woman in the French Quarter over the weekend when he ran into a balcony pole.
Police charged Tevest Vance, 37, with vehicular homicide and probation violation after the wreck early Sunday morning.
Investigators said around 5 a.m. Vance went off the road at Conti Street and Burgundy, hitting a balcony pole. The pole hit Taylor McGonigle, 21, and she died on the scene.
NOPD said Vance tried to flee the scene but was stopped by a pedestrian when his car stalled. Investigators said he was intoxicated when police caught him, but further blood and alcohol tests are pending.
Officers booked Vance into the Orleans Parish Jail on the above charges.