Woman turns herself in to Natchitoches authorities following fatal crash

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Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 8:18 AM CDT
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NATCHITOCHES, La. A woman is in custody following a fatal crash in April 2021.

Heather De Los Santos faces a charge of vehicular homicide. She turned herself into the Natchitoches Police Department on June 7. She was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

The wreck happened around 11:30 p.m. on April 4 on Highway 1 bypass near Hazel Drive. Officers were called to a two-vehicle wreck, according to a post on NPD’s Facebook page.

Natchitoches Police investigate fatal crash on Highway 1 By-Pass near Hazel Drive On April 4, 2021 around 11:29 p.m.,...

Posted by Natchitoches Police Department on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

De Los Santos was placed under arrest and charged with driving while intoxicated, first-degree vehicular negligent injuring, failure to yield, open container, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. At the time she was booked and placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.

On April 17, Smith died as a result of his injuries.

NPD is still asking the public if they would have any additional information regarding this incident, call NPD at (318) 352-8101.

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