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Grand jury does not indict 19-year-old driver in deadly crash
NEW ROADS- A grand jury returned a no true bill in the case against a woman who caused a deadly three-vehicle crash last year.
The driver of the car investigators said caused the crash in Livonia, 19-year-old Ansley Deshotel, was ticketed. Family members of the woman who was killed, Nicole Salter, 31, wanted the charges increased significantly. But, the grand jury did not indict Deshotel on charges as severe as negligent homicide.
Deshotel said previously she did not see the car in front of her stop before the wreck. Salter was stopped, making a left turn from Highway 190 when the crash happened. In a previous WBRZ.com post about the investigation, Livonia Police said Deshotel may have been texting. At the time, the District Attorney's Office would not comment on the situation since prosecutors were preparing to bring the case before the grand jury.
The grand jury heard from those involved in June but did not come to a decision. It handed up its no true bill Friday afternoon.
Watch WBRZ News 2 for more starting at 4:00. This story will be updated with statements from those involved.
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