Fatal Crash

HOMER, La. _ State police have charged a Texarkana, Texas woman with vehicular homicide in connection with an automobile crash that killed two Haynesville men in mid-July.

Charles Pitts, 33, and his lone passenger, Quentin Willis, 37, were pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 79.

Four months later, Joncee Whited, 32, has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide; DWI with child endangerment; possession of schedule I; possession of schedule IV; and driving left of center, Louisiana State Police said Friday.

She was arrested in Texarkana on Nov. 14, after police obtained a warrant for the charges. On Nov. 21, Whited was booked by the Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office in Homer. She was later transferred to the Webster Parish Jail, as the Claiborne Women’s Jail is no longer in operation.

The crash occurred July 14 around 11 a.m. when a vehicle driven by Whited crossed the center line and collided head-on with a car driven by Pitts. Pitts and and Willis were properly restrained, according to police.

Immediately following the crash, Whited was taken to an area hospital to be treated for her injuries. An infant passenger in Whited’s vehicle, who police say was properly restrained, was not injured, but was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.


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