Lake Charles woman arrested for vehicular homicide after passenger dies
Lake Charles (NBC33) — 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.