Jerdene Boyd indicted on manslaughter for fatal wreck on Broadway

Jerlene Boyd. Photo Source: Smith County Jail
Jerlene Boyd. Photo Source: Smith County Jail

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Jerdene Boyd has been indicted on manslaughter charges in connection with the horrific accident in September, that left one person dead.

Boyd had been clocked on police radar before the crash, running speeds over 70 mph down S. Broadway Ave. Boyd was observed driving in a reckless manner through heavy traffic and wet road conditions prior to the crash at the intersection of S. Broadway and Heritage. The officer was unable to catch up to Boyd to conduct a traffic stop.

Boyd smashed into another vehicle, killing Robert Bass, 55, of Plano.

Investigators received lab results back from East Texas Medical Center that indicated Jerdene Boyd tested positive for the presence of Cocaine, Cannabinoids, and Opiates in her system.

Investigators also determined that Boyd has never been issued a Texas Drivers License and had no insurance.

Boyd was arrested September 7, 2010.

Bond has been set at $250,000 by Judge Jack Skeen.

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