Teen girl wrongful death in car accident
A man is accused of causing a traffic accident that costed the life of a teenage girl from Vidor and is arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail.
According to Jail Intake Officer, Kelvin Lee Roy, 32 of Beaumont, is held in custody around 12:30 p.m. Sunday for possession of marijuana and a bond of $250.
There was no warrant for Roy's arrest involved in the fatal car accident, says Chief Dave Shows and the Vidor Police Department.
Jail Intake Officers say that Roy is being held in a mental health watch and currently refuses to answer any questions.
The victim in the fatal crash was identified as Alexandria Nicole Bertrand, 16, from Vidor High School, who passed away at 2:45 p.m from car accident injuries.
Thee people were sent to the hospital after the two cars collided Friday around 9:45 p.m. on Main Street and Highway 90. according to police reports.
Police reports say that a white Mercury Sable and a Honda minivan were southbound on S. Main street, when the minivan was rear-ended by the driver of the Sable that was speeding. Officers say that the Sable was going fast, it cleared the railroad tracks and sheared the top part of the minivan, where the Sable began to roll multiple times.
Chief Police Dave Shows of Vidor say that the minivan was stopped at a red light over the traintracks. Bertran was sitting in the passenger seat and was ejected from the minivan. The driver of the minivan was Bertrand's mother, April Bertrand, who suffered from minor injuries.
The driver of the Sable who rear ended the Bertran was identified as Kelvin Lee Roy, 32, of Beaumont. Roy was sent to intensive care at the Beaumont hospital.
Evidence were found at the scene that indicated intoxication says Chief Shows. The intoxication played a huge role to the fatal car accident.
Source: 12 News, "Driver accused of causing fatal accident in custody," Staff, February 08 2014