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Crash alert: Woman indicted in crash that killed Brentwood police officer

by Ponce Law | November 12th, 2020

BRENTWOOD, TN – A woman has been indicted in connection with a crash that killed a Brentwood police officer, according to a report by the Tennessean.

This is an update to a previous story.

24-year-old Ashley Kroese is facing charges stemming from the death of Officer Destin Legieza June 18. Authorities say Kroese was driving a Jeep Liberty that crossed the center line on Franklin Road at about 4:30 a.m. and struck Legieza’s vehicle in front of Turner Farm and Brentwood Market.  Legieza, who had been heading back to his precinct after an overnight shift, was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Police presented evidence showing that Kroese’s blood alcohol level at the time of the crash was double the legal limit. She has now been indicted by a Williamson County grand jury on numerous charges, including vehicular homicide driver intoxication and aggravated assault.

Kroese, of Thompson’s Station, has been out on a $750,000 bond since the fatal accident. She will be arraigned on the indictment Nov. 25. Prosecutors say she would face an eight to 12 years sentence on the vehicular homicide charge if convicted.

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