The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says a Cincinnati woman now faces criminal charges for a crash in October that killed a North Bend woman. Deputies say 57 year old Rebecca Haines died when the car in which she was a passenger turned left illegally out of the Whitewater Township Kroger parking lot, causing a chain-reaction crash.
Police say 25 year old Eliza Brown of Cincinnati was driving for a transportation company called Wheels To Go. She had taken Haines to the Kroger on U.S. 50 on October 26th for medication
Officers say Brown urned left onto U.S. 50 from the south driveway of the Kroger. Left turns are prohibited at that location.
Brown's car was hit by another car going east, driven by 21 year old Heather Lewis of Harrison. That collision pushed Brown's car into opposing traffic, where it was struck by at a 1993 Ford work truck driven by 63 year old Philip Zang of Cincinnati. The Ford truck struck Brown's directly on the passenger, where Haines was seated. She was flown to University Hospital where she died.
Brown was injured in the crash. Lewis and Zang were not hurt.
Brown is now charged with one count of vehicular manslaughter.