Woman faces judge after wrong way crash on I-40 - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Woman faces judge after wrong way crash on I-40

(WMC-TV) - A Cordova youth counselor was arrested after she was accused of killing another driver by going the wrong way on Interstate 40 while drunk.

The fatal crash happened Tuesday night near West Memphis, Arkansas.

Kelli Isaac, 25, of Cordova was in a West Memphis courtroom Wednesday, facing judge William Rainey via closed circuit TV from jail.

Crittenden County Sheriff's deputies charged Isaac late Tuesday night after responding to this fatal crash on I-40 near the new bridge.

They said Isaac drove westbound in the eastbound lane before striking a pickup truck.

Sheila Ellard, 48, of Nesbit, Mississippi was behind the wheel of the truck and died on the scene.

Isaac is a counselor at Youth Villages.  The organization was unaware of her arrest until Action News 5 told a spokesperson.

The spokesperson said Isaac's employment status will be under review.

Isaac's bond was initially set at $75,000, but was raised to $85,000 when the judge added DWI to her list of charges.

Youth Villages is holding a national conference in Downtown Memphis this week.  There is no information on whether Isaac attended before the incident.

Isaac has no criminal history in Shelby County and told the judge this was her first felony arrest.

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