CRESTVIEW, FLA. (10/10/2015) The Crestview Police Department reports that it has charged 50 year old, Julie M. Agerton of Crestview, in reference to a fatal traffic crash that occurred on June 06, 2015. Agerton was the driver of a vehicle that struck two pedestrians at the intersection of Wilson Street and Martin Luther Jr. Boulevard, killing 55 year old Steven Beaupre and seriously injuring 58 year old William Barber.
Beaupre and Barber were walking south on Wilson Street, when Agerton, struck both pedestrians from behind, after running a stop sign. During the course of the investigation, it was believed that Agerton may have been impaired by drugs or alcohol. Results of a blood sample that was obtained from Agerton following the accident, were then sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, to determine if she was in-fact under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The results, which were recently returned from the state, indicated that Agerton was impaired by the use of Alprazolam (Zanax) at the time of the fatal accident.
On September 28th, 2015, Agerton was arrested in Richland County, South Carolina on an unrelated retail theft charge, and was incarcerated at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Facility when the warrant for her arrest was issued for her arrest on October 07, 2015 out of Crestview. A hold was placed on her, to face the charges of Driving Under The Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, DUI Manslaughter, DUI With Serious Bodily Injury and Vehicular Homicide out of the Crestview Police Department. Currently Agerton remains incarcerated and is awaiting extradition back to Florida to face those charges.