Macon County Chronicle

Lafayette Woman Indicted in Thanksgiving Weekend Crash

Courtesy of the Westmoreland News

The Sumner County Grand Jury handed down a true bill Friday indicting Amanda Moore of Lafayette in the November 25, 2016 crash on the Westmoreland hill that seriously injured her and two occupants of another vehicle.

Moore was booked into the Sumner County Jail on a $50,000 bond on charges of DUI, vehicular assault (2 counts) and reckless endangerment involving a deadly weapon in the crash that seriously injured father and son Jerry Seepaul and Shawn Seepaul, who were traveling through Westmoreland on their way from a hunting trip.

Moore’s vehicle, which was reported to have been driving at a high rate of speed and very erratically, hit the Seepaul vehicle head on. Moore’s blood alcohol level came back over the legal limit.

After the accident, Westmoreland Police began an investigation of the matter, led by Officer Jonathan Bellavia.

“Officer Bellavia conducted a thorough investigation of the accident through measurements, witness statements and a scene reconstruction of the accident,” Westmoreland Police Chief Ray Amalfitano said. “He also obtained information from the memory box recovered from the vehicle.
“When the investigation was complete, he presented the case to the Sumner County Grand Jury, which then handed down a true bill in the matter.”