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Charges filed against Lafayette driver in St. Rd. 38 fatal accident

A Lafayette woman is facing multiple charges in an early morning accident that killed one person.

Posted: May 16, 2019 2:51 PM
Updated: May 16, 2019 4:29 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette woman is facing multiple charges in an early morning accident that killed one person.  According to court filings, Mekeisha Roberts was charged Thursday with the following:

  -Causing death when operating a vehicle while intoxicated (Level 5 felony)

  -Causing death when operating a vehicle with an ACE of .08 or more (Level 5 felony)

  -Causing serious injury when operating a vehicle while intoxicated (Level 5 felony)

  -Causing Serious bodily injury when operating a motor vehicle with an ACE of .08 or more (Level 6 felony)

  -Driving while suspended (Class A Misdemeanor)

  -Operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license (Class C Misdemeanor) 

  -Operating a motor vehicle without ever receiving a license with a prior (Class A misdemeanor)

Mekeisha Roberts was driving a 2004 Pontiac Bonneville when she struck a utility pole and a tree near just before 2:30 a.m. near the entrance to the Tippecanoe Mall.

30-year-old Michael Creamer was sitting in the front passenger seat and was taken to Franciscan Health where he died from his injuries.

A second passenger was 31-year-old Tatiana Jones sustained minor injuries.

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