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Woman charged in crash that killed motorcyclist claims she was 'covering for dad'

Elixabeth Blackwood is charged in the crash that killed a motorcyclist and injured his wife. (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office) Elixabeth Blackwood is charged in the crash that killed a motorcyclist and injured his wife. (Source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office)
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The woman charged in the crash that killed a motorcyclist and injured his passenger claims she was covering up for her dad.

According to a police report, Elixabeth Blackwood was driving a truck while pulling a trailer with a lawn mower on it. She was backing out of her driveway near the intersection of Woodstock Cuba Road and Little John Road when the motorcyclist hit the trailer.

Bruce Kingdon, who was driving the motorcycle, was killed in the crash. His wife, Cassie, was critically injured. 

Investigators said Blackwood left the scene of the crash and pulled into her neighbor's driveway. She then drove through the yard to park her truck behind her own house. She then went inside her house without trying to help the injured couple. A neighbor called 911. 

Blackwood's mother said her daughter wasn't trying to hide the truck, but instead, was trying to move it out of the road. 

Elixabeth Blackwood is charged with not giving information or rendering aid, leaving the scene of an accident involving death or injury, not notifying emergency personnel of an accident, and for not having lights on the trailer. She was released on a $100 bond.

Now, Blackwood claims she did not cause the accident. In a message on Facebook, she said she was covering for her father, Felix Blackwood:

"I would like to start by saying this is what yall want right. Yall want the truth. The truth is i am 24 years old with 3 kids that i love but at the same time a dad i have hardly ever and i mean EVERhad in my life. This was a horrible accident that shouldnt of happened. And I SHOULDNT OF LIED. I love my dad and was scared to lose him. I was the one that witnessed this. I seen it happen. I ran to the road and stayed there until the fire department got there. I covered for my dad because i didnt want to lose him again. But i see now that it wasnt right. That it was wrong of me. So today while being questioned i told the complete truth. It wasnt me. And im sorry to the family. I am. But i tried. I stayed with him the whole time."

Felix Blackwood's criminal record shows 12 driving offenses, four of which are DUIs. 

Shelby County Sheriff's Office will not comment on the case because it remains under investigation.

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