Woman admits she was drunk during deadly State Road 38 crash

Mekeisha Roberts changed her plea Monday, admitting she was drunk when the van she was driving struck a utility pole near the Tippecanoe Mall.

Posted: Aug 13, 2019 6:56 AM
Updated: Aug 13, 2019 7:46 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A woman facing several charges for a deadly Lafayette crash has pleaded guilty to all counts, according to Tippecanoe County prosecutors.

Mekeisha Roberts was set to go to trial in September for the crash. Instead, she changed her plea Monday, admitting she was drunk when the vehicle she was driving struck a utility pole near the Tippecanoe Mall. Her boyfriend, 30-year-old Michael Creamer, died in the crash.

Online records show Roberts faces sentencing for eight charges total, the most serious being involuntary manslaughter.

Lafayette police responded to the crash in the 3600 block of State Road 38 East just before 2:30 a.m. on May 12. 

Roberts was driving a 2004 Pontiac Bonneville when she struck the pole. Creamer, the front passenger, died at the hospital from his injuries. Police said a third passenger, 31-year-old Tatiana Jones, had minor injuries.

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