On May 13, 2019, Brittany Mackie of 36368 Crest Way Ave. Prairieville, LA., age 31, pled guilty to Negligent Homicide and Hit and Run Driving. Mackie was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Shawn Bush, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert. This guilty plea was in connection with a 2018 hit and run crash which claimed the life of 31-year-old Christian Martinez of Kenner, LA.
On the morning of August 13, 2018, troopers with Louisiana State Police responded to a hit and run fatality crash involving a pedestrian on LA 73 in Ascension Parish. Upon completion of a thorough investigation, troopers determined that Christian Martinez was walking southbound on side of LA 73 and was struck by a charcoal gray Lexus sedan.
On August 15, 2018, troopers identified Brittany Mackie as a suspect and made contact with her at her residence. Mackie told troopers that she did hit something on her way home after having a few drinks but thought it was a street sign. Mackie also admitted to consuming Xanax and smoking weed the night prior to the crash. Mackie told troopers that she planned on contacting State Police after speaking to family members. Troopers observed the damage to Mackie’s vehicle which was consistent with striking a pedestrian and matched vehicle parts left at the scene. Mackie was subsequently arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Detention Center.
Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, sentencing was deferred to a later date pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation.
On October 28, 2019, Mackie appeared before Judge Kliebert for sentencing. Mackie was sentenced to 15 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.