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Former Astronaut Charged with Wrongful Death, Negligence

Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) August 26, 2016 - Niomi James and Jayla Parler were killed in a crash involving a DUI driver, former astronaut James Halsell.

Halsell was charged with reckless murder and also faces a wrongful death lawsuit in Alabama and in federal court. Halsell was 59-years-old at the time of the wreck.

According to the police reports at the time of the accident, the driver of the car that Halsell hit told investigators he was doing 65 mph on U.S. 82 when suddenly a speeding vehicle rear-ended his Ford Fiesta. The force of the impact crushed the Ford, sending it end-over-end to the other side of the highway. Niomi James and Jayla Parler were ejected.

Halsell told police he was going to pick up his son in Louisiana and thought he was on I 20/59 not U.S. 82. Halsell was witnessed attempting to take the vehicle of a Good Samaritan who had stopped to render assistance at the accident scene. He appeared to be extremely inebriated and told police he had three glasses of wine before driving. Investigators found an empty package of sleeping pills and an empty wine bottle in his rented vehicle. Halsell bonded out on $150,000.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the injured driver cites negligence as the cause of the wreck and the death of two young children. It asks the court for compensation from the car rental company and their insurance carrier. The federal lawsuit requests damages from those that sold Halsell the sleeping pills and the wine and cites negligent and reckless conduct on Halsell’s part for DUI.

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