Louisiana: State Troopers charged Corey J. Newton with DWI hit and run death of Brittany L. Harris in St. James Parish crash

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as 24 year old Corey J. Newton of Gramercy was driving a 2008 Nissan Altima eastbound on LA Hwy 3125 approaching LA Hwy 3213. At the same time, Harris was driving a 2007 Dodge Charger northbound on LA Hwy 3213 approaching LA Hwy 3125. As both vehicles approached the traffic light controlled intersection, Newton entered the intersection on a red light. As a result the Nissan struck the Dodge on the driver’s side, causing the Dodge to leave the roadway and strike a utility pole.