A Norco woman suspected of driving drunk and accused of causing a fatal four-vehicle wreck today (March 2) on I-55 north has been charged with vehicular homicide.
Mikela Hall, 48, of Norco has been charged with vehicular homicide, first-degree vehicular negligent injuring, failure to move over for an emergency vehicle, careless operation and driving with a suspended driver’s license.
Hall was driving a 2012 Nissan Rogue in the northbound lane of the highway when she sideswiped a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado disabled on the highway shoulder in St. John the Baptist Parish shortly before 11 a.m. today (March 2) on the highway, according to a State Police initial investigation.
Hall apparently struck and killed Macy Lee Alvey II, driver of a tow truck also at the scene, lending assistance to Kevin Brown, 53, of New Orleans in the Silverado truck.
Alvey was pronounced dead on the scene.
Hall’s vehicle then hit the right guardrail and overturned once coming to a rest across both lanes of I-55 north. It was struck by a 2008 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Nina Kincaid, 59, of Hammond, La. in the left lane.
Hall and Kincaid were transported to North Oaks Hospital.
Hall has moderate injuries and Kincaid, critical injuries. Brown was uninjured.
“Impairment is suspected on the part of Mikela Hall,” according to State Police. A blood test will be performed at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.
Upon Hall’s release from the hospital, State Police say she will be booked into the St. John the Baptist Parish Jail.
Louisiana’s “Move Over” law requires that drivers, upon approaching any vehicle stopped on or near the highway utilizing warning lights, shall yield the right-of-way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the parked vehicle, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, according to the State Police. If a lane change is not possible, the driver shall slow to a reasonably safe speed before passing the stopped vehicle.