A woman who was the front-seat passenger in a car her wife was driving has been accused of causing her death in a crash in Chicago.
Camesia Miller, 46, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after the car her spouse Cindi was driving crashed, killing her and injuring an Illinois state police trooper.
Her 29-year-old wife, Cindi, was pronounced dead after the collision on Monday on Intersection 57, south of Maplewood Avenue.
A 50-year-old state trooper was leaving the scene of another fatal crash when his squad car was cut off by a Nissan driven by Cindi when she lost control, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Camesia was in police custody on Friday – but remained in hospital recovering from her injuries.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office concluded that Cindi died from multiple blunt force injuries in the collision and her death was ruled a homicide.
State police said that Camesia’s actions unintentionally caused the death of her wife and their involvement in the two-vehicle crash.
The couple were traveling with two other unidentified passengers. A 31-year-old woman in the Nissan suffered non-life threatening injuries and a 25-year-old woman was not injured, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The trooper was treated for his injuries and his condition was stabilized.
Camesia is due to attend a bond hearing after she is released from the hospital.