St. Rose man charged in fatal crash

Was traveling 90 miles per hour before flipping car, police say

A St. Rose man has been charged with negligent homicide in connection with a crash in November that killed the man’s passenger.

Christopher Lymous, 19, was not impaired at the time of the wreck, but admitted to driving 90 miles per hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone before losing control of his Dodge Charger on Louisiana 626 in St. Rose, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The car flipped and Lymous’ passenger, 20-year-old Charles Green Jr., was ejected from the vehicle and landed inside the wood line beyond the ditch that bordered the road.Green was pronounced dead on the scene.

Lymous voluntarily submitted to breath and blood tests, which revealed he had no drugs or alcohol in his system, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to negligent homicide, Lymous, who was arrested on Dec. 31, also faces charges of reckless operation and driving without a seat belt.

Lymous was released from jail this week after posting a $75,000 bond.

 

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