Lisa Adrienna Lea, the second driver involved in the fatal I-695 crash that killed six construction workers, is set to be transferred to home detention. Lea, 54, turned herself in to the police in June and has been in custody since then. She is facing several felony counts concerning the deadly crash, including felony negligent manslaughter by vehicle.
Lea appeared before a judge on Thursday, July 13, 2023, and was granted pre-trial release to home detention. She must wear an ankle monitor and adhere to strict conditions while awaiting trial. The judge also ordered Lea to surrender her passport and refrain from driving or consuming alcohol.
Lea’s co-defendant, Melachi Duane Darnell Brown, 20, was also charged with the crash and was granted pre-trial home detention earlier this year. The crash in March prompted a national call to action for increased safety measures in construction zones. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Families of I-695 crash victims call for justice.
The families of the six construction workers killed in the I-695 crash earlier this year are calling for justice as the investigation into the crash continues. The families held a press conference on Thursday, July 13, 2023, to speak out about their loved ones and demand accountability for the tragedy.
“We want justice for our loved ones,” said one family member. “They were just doing their job and didn’t deserve to die like this.”
The families also called for increased safety measures in construction zones and urged drivers to be more cautious when driving through work zones.
“We don’t want anyone else to have to go through what we’re going through,” said another family member. “We want to see changes made so this never happens again.”