Update: Child succumbs to injuries from major crash

On Tuesday evening, May 21, 2019, the three year old involved in the crash on Monday succumbed to her injuries.

Brandy Wiley’s charge has been upgraded to negligent homicide. She is currently being held without bond.

Original press release: Eight Vehicles involved in Catastrophic Crash

Shortly before 7:30 p.m. on May 20, 2019 the Natchitoches Police Department responded to a crash scene involving multiple vehicles. The crash, located at Keyser Avenue and East Fifth Street, required officers to close the intersection down for several hours while they conducted their investigation.

Brandy Wiley, black female, 38, of the city was charged with negligent injuring, reckless operation, and improper lane use and disobey red light. Wiley was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center where she awaits bond.

Also involved was Brittany Payne, 29, of Natchez, a 16 year old juvenile of the city, who sustained moderate injuries, Ellen Walker, 60, of Natchez who also received moderate injuries. Additionally four parked vehicles were also struck during this devastating event.

Tragically a 3 year old child, who was an occupant of one of the vehicles, was critically injured in this crash. The child was airlifted from NRMC to another medical facility.

The Natchitoches Police Department is monitoring the condition of the 3 year old and additional/upgraded charges are pending.

No further information will be released at this time.

Approved for release by Chief Dove Date: 5/21/19


10 thoughts on “Update: Child succumbs to injuries from major crash

  1. The lady works for my husband. She and her Mother both…he said she is a really good person. He can’t imagine why she would have done such a senseless thing. It didn’t seem in character with the person he knew. Tragic for the family that lost the child…a tragedy for the lady who did this. 🙏🙏🙏for all.

  2. I find it hard to believe that anyone with any sense would drive down any street at excessive speeds, much less Keyser. I’ve heard the excuses of why she was doing it, and I don’t buy them. Why, because we have a 911 number we can call in an emergency, an ambulance has a siren and flashing light and can move safely down city streets. So, Leo, what is the work of the enemy you mention? is it what she did or the fact that so many people are talking against what she did. We are not lying or being cruel. She was the cruel one when she drove those excessive speeds. We do need to pray that she seeks forgiveness for her actions and that she accepts the punishment that is handed down to her by the courts as punishment that is due. The ones I’m so sorry for are the ones involved in the accident, completely innocent, going about their daily business. I especially feel sorry for the parents and family of that beautiful baby. My heart breaks for them. What a shame that a child will never have a chance to graduate from high school, date, get married, have children. And why is that? Because Brandy Wiley did not use even the tiniest bit of common sense when she got into her vehicle. She killed that child, and I hope that she thinks of it in those terms for the rest of her life. There is NO excuse for what she did, and I hope she is judged accordingly.

  3. Well she out that’s the sad thing about it and the Baby is gone I still can’t forget that day I can still see her little body laying on the floor of that car just can’tforget that day

    • We have lost two children…it is a grief no one can imagine until you are thrust into that circumstance. Now, we have grandchildren including two 3-yr-old granddaughters. Every time my son or daughter place them in that car seat and back out of our driveway, my heart is in my throat. I cannot even breathe until I get that call, “We made it home safely.” Irrational fear? Perhaps. But I’ve already been to Hell and back twice.

      Even as one who has experienced it, I have no words for the grieving parents and those who share in their loss. We can pray and we can offer our thoughts that somehow… they can come to cope.

  4. That’s the work of the enemy. What we need to do is pray for God to deliver her and pray for strength for the family that lost their love one and pray for others that were involved.

  5. What in the world was she thinking ?? It was reported she was doing “in excess of 90 mph” ????? That is a recipe for a disater . Prayers Lifted for the family of the child and all invoved.

  6. So glad she is off the road & out of everyone’s way in Natchitoches. We don’t need people like that here.

  7. first and foremost, NONE of you people know her ! she is not a murderer she wouldn’t intentionally hurt ANY child! IM NOT saying what she did was okay BUT these whack ass reporters don’t put EVERYTHING in they articles. its sad the little girl passed rest her soul. but please be courteous of the fact that she got kids and family too. this is hard for everybody including her. YALL don’t know her and if you did this would be shocking to you this isn’t something she would purposely do. if this was your mom, sister, daughter etc. this comments would bother you too ESPECIALLY if you know what kind of person they are and they not the type to hurt anyone intentionally.

  8. now she is a murderer and other people injured,hope to god she does
    a lot of time in jail for this.

  9. Not only was she negligent, she displayed a wanton disregard for public safety. There is no excuse for putting the public in danger on a crowded street such as Keyser.

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