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Woman indicted in crash that killed Brentwood police officer

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Posted at 5:33 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 18:35:31-05

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Williamson County Grand Jury has returned indictments against the woman charged in a crash that killed Brentwood police officer Destin Legieza.

Back in June, authorities charged Ashley Kroese with vehicular homicide by intoxication in the crash that killed Legieza on June 18. According to an affidavit, the 24-year-old had a BAC of .166 and was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes at the time of the crash.

Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers said Kroese was also traveling without any headlights.

Kroese has now been indicted on six counts in the case: vehicular homicide, vehicular homicide by driver intoxication, vehicular homicide by recklessness, aggravated assault resulting in death of another, reckless endangerment with a vehicle and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway.

An arraignment was scheduled for Nov. 25.

Legieza was the first Brentwood police officer to die in the line of duty.

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