Vehicular Homicide Charge 04 Jun 12

A Fairfax man has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide for a fatal car accident in Le Sueur County in February. 35-year-old Coy Charles Hewitt was the driver of a 2009 Dodge Avenger that ran off the road on Le Sueur County Road 45 just outside of St. Peter on February 12th and hit several trees. One of Hewitt’s passengers, 21-year-old Elizabeth Risk of Gaylord died from the injuries she received in the crash, and 4 others, including Hewitt, were injured. Authorities say that both alcohol and speed were factors in the accident. Hewitt has also been charged with multiple counts of criminal vehicular injury, and his first appearance in court has been scheduled for July 10th.