Woman who said she lied to police will not be prosecuted - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Woman who said she lied to police will not be prosecuted

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The woman at the center of a fatal crash investigation will not face charges after she claimed she lied to police to protect her father.

Elixabeth Blackwood's charges have been dismissed.

Blackwood initially told police she was driving the vehicle that caused a fatal motorcycle crash on Woodstock Cuba Road and Little John Road on September 28.

The crash left Bruce Kingdom, 53, dead and his passenger, Cassie Kingdon, 43, in critical condition.

Blackwood initially told police she was the driver of a truck with a trailer that pulled out from a private driveway onto the road and caused the crash. The trailer had a lawn mower on it. 

But, Blackwood later took to Facebook to say she was not the driver and her father was the one behind the wheel. 

Blackwood was 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. Those charges have been dismissed.

Blackwood's father, Felix Blackwood, is in jail for the crash. He has a lengthy criminal history that includes 12 driving offenses, including four DUIs.

According to the police affidavit, Blackwood coerced his daughter into telling police that she was the driver.

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