Lake Charles woman arrested for vehicular homicide

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 9:53am

A Lake Charles woman was arrested for vehicular homicide following a fatal crash on LA Highway 370 near Roxie Road.

Emily Marcantel, 22, of Lake Charles was driving west on Sunday, March 2, just before 8:00 p.m.

According to police reports, Marcantel’s car went off the right side of the road in a curve. The car drove into a ditch and flipped over.

Marcantel was not injured. However, her 22-year-old passenger, Taylor Bellard was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Marcantel had a blood alcohol level above the legal limit. She was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail for vehicular homicide, reckless operation, and no seat belt.

This crash remains under investigation. 


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