Woman accused in fatal Causeway Bridge accident bonds out of jail

Olivia Matte, the woman who was accused of killing a man and injuring another in a violent crash on the Causeway Bridge, bonded out of jail on Friday.

The total bond was $126,000.

Matte, 26, was booked with vehicular homicide, third-offense DWI, driving on a suspended license, failure to maintain control of a vehicle and vehicular negligent injuring.

The crash, which happened Thursday over Lake Pontchartrain killed James Blackmon of Mississippi.

Matte’s blood-alcohol was almost three times the legal limit at the time of the crash, according to police.

She has a status hearing on May 8.

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