While the toll lane she was working on was closed at the time, this did not prevent a drunk driver from slamming into the tollway and killing her.
48-year-old Sheila Lindsey was cleaning the area near the toll booth on the Sam Houston Tollway when a drunk driver came speeding down the tollway. 38-year-old Julie Little was driving a Camaro when lost control of her vehicle and struck Lindsey. At the time of the collision, Little had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit. Constable Mark Herman confirms that the driver was impaired due to more than just alcohol.
"I can tell you there were three other types of narcotics found in her blood system," said Herman.
The driver has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. This charge can carry with it up to a 20 year prison sentence.
This accident was not the first that involved a drunk driver and a Texas tollway. About a year ago another driver struck a tollbooth.The staff and attorneys at Hart Law Firm are saddened by the news of the death of Sheila Lindsey. We send our deepest condolences to the friends and families of Ms. Lindsey and hope that time will bring them some measure of peace.