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Woman Was Intoxicated, Using Phone Before Fatal Crash: Authorities

Authorities said a 36-year-old South Carolina woman was intoxicated and using her phone when she fatally struck a 53-year-old Crowley motorcyclist head-on in Granbury Sunday afternoon. [[367182841,C]]

David Kevin West was heading north on North Lipan Drive when authorities said a woman driving south in a 2004 Dodge Dakota drifted into the northbound lane and struck him near Loop 567 at about 1:30 p.m.

West's wife was driving a motorcycle behind him and witnessed the crash. Authorities said West was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said the driver of the pickup, LaDonna Welch, was intoxicated and using her phone at the time of the crash.

Welch remains in the Hood County Jail on a charge of intoxication manslaughter, according to authorities.

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