HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The woman accused of causing a crash that killed a mother and an infant in Hinds County has been charged in the case.
Investigators said Beth Ann White has been charged with two counts of aggravated DUI. She was transferred to the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond on Monday, November 8 after being released from Merit Health Hospital.
Hinds County deputies said White appeared intoxicated after crashing into a vehicle on Highway 18 near Springridge Road on Monday, November 1. The vehicle belonged to Allison Conaway, who was killed in the crash along with her infant son.
Interim Sheriff Marshand Crisler said the Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) is the leading agency in the case.
Crisler said the case is now in the hands of the courts, and he hopes to see White receive the maximum sentence.
“Clearly this was a tragic accident. I think the public is outraged that this person had another opportunity to harm people, and harm people she did. Again, we’re hoping and trusting that the system holds her accountable. Our role in it being law enforcement is to incarcerate those who violate the law. Again, being very clear to the public what our job is not to do is hold individuals,” he said.
Memorials for Conaway and her child have been placed at the crash site by members of the community.
White is expected to appear in court on Tuesday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m.