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LSP accuse driver of being drunk in deadly crash

3 years 9 months 1 week ago Monday, July 13 2015 Jul 13, 2015 July 13, 2015 3:23 PM July 13, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police said Monday they planned to charge a man with drunk driving and vehicular homicide in the death of a Baton Rouge woman last week.

Troopers said 42-year-old Marcus Castille was driving around 10 p.m. on July 7 when his pickup flipped off the road and onto its roof on LA 410 north of LA 408.

Investigators said both Catille and his passenger, 35-year-old Tasha Gross, weren't wearing their seat belts when the wreck happened. Gross died in the wreck after she was thrown from the vehicle, and Castille had serious injuries about being partially ejected from the truck.

At the time of the wreck LSP said they didn't know if Castille or Gross were driving. Investigators said Monday they'd gathered enough evidence to show Castille was the driver.

LSP said once released from the hospital Castille will be charged with vehicular homicide, DWI first offense, reckless operation, driving without a license, having an altered temporary vehicle tag and altered inspection sticker, failing to register his vehicle and having no insurance.


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