Woman faces numerous charges after fleeing fatal wreck

Thursday, July 6th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A woman who left the scene of a fatal crash here faces complaints of first-degree manslaughter, driving under the influence and other traffic violations, authorities said.

Regina Crowels, 21, was arrested after she had someone take her home before police arrived at the scene of the crash Tuesday night, said Tulsa police officer Lucky Lamons.

Police said a vehicle driven by Dorothy Tillis, 70, was hit while turning in front of a sport utility vehicle being driven by Crowels. Tillis was killed. Police said they found open beer bottles in the vehicle Crowels was driving and arrested her at her home.

"She refused a breath test, but she showed all of the signs of being intoxicated," Lamons said.

Crowels was being held in the Tulsa Jail on complaints o failure to yield, driving under suspension, leaving the scene of an injury accident, transporting an open container, a child restraint violation, and first-degree manslaughter, according to jail records.