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Grand jury returns vehicular homicide indictments in Schexnider case

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

A Calcasieu Parish grand jury on Thursday returned indictments in the case of a woman accused of two counts of felony vehicular homicide and one count of misdemeanor vehicular negligent injuring.

Megan Lynn Schexnider, 26, was charged following a two-vehicle accident in April that occurred on the U.S. 171 bridge, northbound, in Lake Charles.

According to Louisiana State Police, toxicology results revealed Schexnider was impaired on drugs during the accident.

At the time of the accident, State Police said a van, driven by Leyla Austin, had a flat tire on U.S. 171 northbound. The van's passenger, Vincent Austin, got out of the van to change the tire. A car driven by Schexnider rear-ended the van and collided with the van and Vincent Austin.

Vincent Austin, 44, was declared dead at the scene. Leyla Austin received moderate injuries and was transported to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

Dalensia Rose, 13, died at a local hospital on April 23.

Schexnider remains jailed on $355,000 bond.

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