Formal charges filed against Noblesville woman in fatal drunk driving crash
David Foster, 50, of Indianapolis and Whitney Miller, 28, of Fortville, died in the crash. Marsha Foster, 49, was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
The crash happened around 10:25 p.m. on the city's northeast side on Fall Creek Road, just south of 96th Street. That's near the Geist Reservoir in Hamilton County.
The driver of the other car, 22-year-old Paige Byers, had minor injuries after her car burst into flames. Bystanders helped get her out of the car.
Blood samples determined that Byers had a blood alcohol content of .10 at the time of the crash. She told officers she'd had three shots of tequila, two shots of rum and half a beer at a concert earlier that night. At some point she'd gotten into an argument with her boyfriend and went on a drive to "clear her head."
Read the court documents here.
Byers faces preliminary several charges, including two charges of causing death when operating a vehicle while intoxicated, two additional charges of causing death while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of over .08 and causing serious injury when operating a vehicle while intoxicated. All charges are felonies.
A friend says Whitney Miller leaves behind four young children, and should be remembered as a good mother.
Valerie McDowell knew Miller for four years as their children grew. She says Miller was a sweet and caring mother of four children.
"It's tragic. My first thought, too, was her children. Where they were and how they were reacting to this, and really just feeling for them and praying for the family," said McDowell.
Miller was just embarking on a new step in life. McDowell says she'd just accepted a new job, and was planning to start this week.
"She was just a good mom. She was a good person," said McDowell.