Louisiana: Kimela Hall charged with DWI homicide; failed to move over for tow truck driver

Louisiana State Trooper

Impaired Driver Fails to “Move Over” and Kills Tow Truck Driver

St. John the Baptist Parish – According to Louisiana State Police, on March 2, 2017, shortly before 11:00 am, Louisiana State Police Troop B investigated a fatal crash on I-55 north at milepost 11.8. The crash involved four vehicles and claimed the life of a tow truck driver, identified as 34-year-old Macy Lee Alvey III of New Orleans, LA.

The Troopers’ initial investigation indicates that a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, occupied by 53-year-old Kevin Brown of New Orleans, LA, was disabled on the shoulder of I-55 north. A tow truck, 1991 Ford F-450 owned by Rony’s Towing and Recovery LLC, was parked in front of the Chevrolet Silverado rendering assistance. A 2012 Nissan Rogue, driven by 48-year-old Kimela Hall of Norco, LA, was traveling in the right lane of I-55 north and sideswiped the Chevrolet and tow truck. Alvey was standing on the driver’s side of the tow truck and was impacted by the Nissan. The Nissan Rogue then impacted the right guardrail and overturned once, coming to rest across both lanes of I-55 north. The Nissan Rogue was then impacted by a 2008 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by 59-year-old Nina Kincaid of Hammond, LA, in the left lane.

Kimela Hall first degree neg driving DUI fatal La State Police DWI Veh Homicide

Macy Lee Alvey III was pronounced dead on the scene. Nina Kincaid and Kimela Hall were transported to North Oaks Hospital. Kincaid suffered critical injuries and Hall suffered moderate injuries. Kevin Brown was not injured.

Impairment is suspected on the part of Kimela Hall. A blood sample was obtained and a toxicology test will be performed by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab. Hall has been arrested for Vehicular Homicide, 1st Degree Vehicular Negligent Injuring, Failure to Move Over for an Emergency Vehicle, Careless Operation and Suspended Driver’s License. Once Hall is released from the hospital, she will be booked into the St. John the Baptist Parish Jail.

Louisiana’s “Move Over” law requires that drivers, upon approaching any vehicle stopped on or near the highway utilizing warning lights, shall yield the right-of-way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the parked vehicle, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions. If a lane change is not possible, the driver shall slow to a reasonably safe speed before passing the stopped vehicle.

Troopers urge citizens to remember that Louisiana’s “Move Over” law keeps EVERYONE safe. The “Move Over” requirement applies not only to first responders such as law enforcement, ambulance, and fire/rescue crews, but also to highway workers, tow and recovery truck operators, and any vehicle utilizing hazard/warning lights. Please MOVE OVER to keep them safe!

KIMELA HALL     48
234 APPLE ST, NORCO, LA
14:32.1 – VEHICULAR HOMICIDE
14:39.2 – FIRST DEGREE VEHICULAR NEGLIGENT INJURING (FELONY)
32:415 – OPERATING VEH. WITH SUSPENDED LICENSE; OTHER OFFENSES
32:125 – PROCEDURE ON APPROACH OF AN AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE
32:58 – CARELESS OPERATION
Attachment W02003411CR (CONTEMPT OF COURT – Misdemeanor)

HALL, KIMELA
48
White Female Dorm A-600 03/02/2017 St John Parish Sheriffs Office
Warrant: Attachment warrant W02003411CR issued by St John the Baptist Parish, LA (CCRP ART 21 – CONTEMPT OF COURT – Misdemeanor); Arrest Date 03/02/2017; Bond – No 10%, $350.00; Set By Schedule;
Charge: 14:32.1 – VEHICULAR HOMICIDE; Arrest Date 03/02/2017; Bond – Unspecified Bond, $100000.00; Set By Judge E Jeffrey Perilloux;
Charge: 32:415 – OPERATING VEH. WITH SUSPENDED LICENSE; OTHER OFFENSES; Arrest Date 03/02/2017; Bond – Unspecified Bond, $500.00; Set By Schedule;
Charge: 32:125 – PROCEDURE ON APPROACH OF AN AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE; Arrest Date 03/02/2017; Bond – Unspecified Bond, $250.00; Set By Schedule;
Charge: 32:58 – CARELESS OPERATION; Arrest Date 03/02/2017; Bond – Unspecified Bond, $250.00; Set By Schedule;
Charge: 14:39.2 – FIRST DEGREE VEHICULAR NEGLIGENT INJURING (FELONY); Arrest Date 03/02/2017; Bond – Unspecified Bond, $10000.00; Set By Judge E Jeffrey Perilloux;

St. John Parish Jail Bookings for DWI

GARRICK KEITH MARTIN CROUCH     29
1410 CONVENTION ST, BATON ROUGE, LA
40:967 – Prohibited Acts Schedule
40:1023 – POSSESSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 1ST OFFENSE(MISD)
14:98.1 – D.W.I. – 1ST OFFENSE (BAC .08 TO .15) (MISD)

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