November 8, 2021

Driver charged with 2 counts of aggravated DUI in deaths of woman, infant killed in car crash

Therese Apel

Beth Ann White
Charles and Allison Conaway and family.

A GoFundMe has been set up in honor of the remaining family of a woman and her infant who were killed in a crash a little over a week ago, and the woman driving the other car has been arrested.

Allison and Alex Conaway were killed in a car wreck when the Nissan Maxima they were riding in with Allison’s two daughters was hit by another car. Mississippi Highway Patrol says 51-year-old Raymond resident Beth Ann White was driving the car that hit Conaway’s car.

White was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with two counts of aggravated DUI.

Aggravated DUI is harming or killing someone while under the influence of alcohol and is a felony charge, with the potential penalty of up to 25 years in prison. A driver may be charged with aggravated DUI if he or she caused death or mutilation while under the influence.

Charles Conaway, Allison’s husband, spoke with WLBT about the injuries his other children are struggling with.

“Chloe has a broken leg. The muscle back here is completed severed,” he said, motioning to his leg. “Chelsey has a broken neck and she also had blood clotting on her brain. They had to put on the rod in her leg.”

Charles Conaway is grieving for his wife and son, praying for his two injured daughters, and no doubt, stressing about how to keep life going in the wake of such an awful tragedy.

His sister Michelle is the one who started the GoFundMe.

“As many of you know my sister-in-law Allison and my nephew Alex were tragically killed in a car accident and their two daughters are still in ICU fighting … many are asking and trying do something, we as family decided to set up this account for those who would like to donate,” she wrote. “I will continue to update on the girls and per the Conaway family we appreciate you all and we appreciate abundance of love and prayers that has been shown in this time of need….. continue to pray for us as a whole and my nieces full recovery as well as my brother’s strength.”

Statement from Mississippi Highway Patrol on the charges against Beth Ann White

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