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Police: Woman charged with homicide after overnight deadly crash

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Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:54 AM by Greg Renoud
Updated: Jun 14, 2014 7:02 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Homicide, Basin Bridge, Traffic, crash, fatal

IBERVILLE PARISH - State police say one woman will be arrested on a homicide charge once released from the hospital. This after a fatal crash that caused traffic headaches for more than four hours Friday night into Saturday morning.

Lois Rudd, 24, was traveling west on I-10 just past the beginning of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge at around 8:15 pm. Cops say she hit the left guardrail which caused him to over correct and roll her SUV over the right guard rail into the swamp below. She is currently being treated for injuries at a Baton Rouge hospital.

Officials say Rudd had six passengers in her car, five of them were children ages 5 weeks old to 9 years old. Mina Bell, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 7 year old suffered severe injuries. The rest were moderate injuries.

Rudd was arrested for negligent homicide, 5 counts of negligent injury and careless operation. Police say they believe Rudd was speeding. She will be booked into Iberville Parish Jail once she recovers.

The crash remains under investigation.

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