Toxicology reports on Boyett returned

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By Daniel Elizondo, Editor

Toxicology reports on a case from a fatal crash that claimed the life of three Lumberton people on Feb. 3, has been forwared to the Hardin County District Attorney’s office.

Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins received the report earlier in the week, and passed it on to DA David Sheffield.

Sheffield was unable to give details on the extent of the report that would determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

“Right now, all I can say is we have information returned to us, to help us proceed on the case,” he said.

On Feb. 3, Kirbyville resident, Crystal Boyett was the driver of a Camaro traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck a Nissan Murano at the Hwy. 96 and Hwy. 69 split south of Lumberton.

Occupants Connely Rene Burns, 20, her unborn son, and her sister Courtney Ray Sterling, 15, were killed as a result of the accident. Their mother, Dawn Sterling, 46, was critically injured, but since has been released from the hospital.

Law officials clocked the vehicle traveling from Jasper County through Lumberton, in excess of 150 mph.

Boyett was initially transported to a Beaumont hospital but was later arrested on Feb. 5 by Lumberton police on a warrant, after her release.

Boyett, 40, bailed out of the Hardin County jail on June 2. Her bond was set at $1.5 million on three counts of manslaughter.

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