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Capitol Insurrectionist From Sullivan Now Charged with DWI Causing Death After Driving Wrong Way On I-44

(Sullivan) A woman from Sullivan, facing charges in the U.S. Capitol insurrection a year ago, is suspected of causing a fatal wrong-way crash on I-44 Tuesday night in Franklin County.

Court records show 22-year-old Emily Hernandez was arrested for DWI causing death.

Authorities say Hernandez was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes when she crashed into a car, killing the passenger and seriously injuring the driver.

Hernandez was also seriously injured and hospitalized.

She is supposed to make a court appearance next week in connection to the January 6th event where Trump supporters stormed the capitol, stealing items and causing destruction.

Prosecutors say Hernandez was photographed holding a broken sign fragment from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.


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