The driver of the Toyota Highlander, 24 year old Magen Alicia Hall of Zachary, LA, was properly restrained at the time of the crash and received minor injuries. Hall was treated at the scene, placed under arrest for DWI, and transported to LSP Troop A where she submitted to the breath alcohol test registering nearly double the legal limit
The driver, Brandy Teague (10-27-83) of San Diego was later arrested and booked into Las Colinas Women’s Detention Facility on several charges, including Gross Vehicular Manslaughter, Felony Child Endangerment, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs. Teague was also cited for driving on a suspended license.
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Preliminary evidence at the scene indicated that the driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee was travelling the wrong way southbound in the northbound lanes of University Parkway prior to the collision. A Sheriff’s Office reconstructionist was called to the scene and the crash remains under investigation. Preliminary evidence has confirmed alcohol to have been a factor in the crash.
The third accident occurred at 2:20 am. Randall McCandless of Gentryville, Indiana drove his Chevrolet Camaro off the roadway and into a water reservoir near Rusher Creek Drive and Hwy 41. Mr. McCandless and two passengers were able to crawl out of the reservoir and walk to a nearby business prior to the Sheriff’s Office being notified. The driver and one passenger were transported to the hospital for non life-threatening injuries. Tire marks were located leading from the roadway to the water’s edge. The vehicle was completely submerged and arrangements are being made to recover it.
Durham is being treated for his injuries; however as a result of the investigation, Mr. Durham is expected to be charged with Manslaughter in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, Reckless Driving, and DUII- Controlled Substances.
Simon was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for complaint of pain. A Drug Recognition Expert with the Redding Police Department examined Simon at the hospital and determined he was driving under the influence of drugs. Simon was determined to be on probation for a prior DUI with injury arrest in 2011 and was driving on a suspended license.