Olive Branch couple's argument ends with crash into Subway

"What I saw was horrific," said Linda Baillio, who witnessed the crash. "It was hard to believe."
"What I saw was horrific," said Linda Baillio, who witnessed the crash. "It was hard to believe."

(WMC-TV) - A Olive Branch woman is facing a long list of charges after she was behind the wheel of a vehicle that caused a five car pile up that ended in the middle of a Subway restaurant.

Amanda Pierce, 21, is charged with not having a drivers license, no proof of insurance and careless driving.

"What I saw was horrific," said Linda Baillio, who witnessed the crash. "It was hard to believe."

Pierce, who was driving the vehicle, and her passenger, 21-year-old Alan Boyd were traveling east on Goodman Road around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Witnesses said as the two began to argue, Boyd grabbed the steering wheel and started pulling on it.

"We're still investigating the exact details of the distraction by the passenger and what exactly happened there," said Major Tim Presley of the Olive Branch Police Department.

Witnesses said the car veered off the road and went over a hill, striking five vehicles parked in front of a Subway restaurant. The impact sent one of the parked vehicles plunging right through the front door of the Subway.

"She was jumping out of the window and she was wanting to call her mother," Baillio said. "I could tell there was a passenger. I got as close as I could to him because you couldn't get near his side of the car."

Boyd was taken to The MED, where he was treated and later released.

"It was a mess," said Carline Polly. "I saw them cutting that young fellow out of the car and I thought that was bad."

"it was just amazing that only cars were involved, and there weren't a lot of people out there," Baillio added.

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