A 22-year-old woman who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was drunk and driving in the wrong direction on Wednesday night when she killed a young mom and seriously injured another driver, authorities said.
Emily Hernandez was driving west in the eastbound lanes in Franklin County, Missouri, just after 7 p.m. when she crashed into another car that spun into the median strip and struck cable barriers, police said. Both vehicles “swerved to avoid each other,” according to a crash report posted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, but that didn’t spare 32-year-old Victoria Wilson, a passenger in a 2019 Buick Enclave, who perished.
Her husband, 36-year-old Ryan Wilson, who was behind the wheel, and Hernandez were both seriously injured and transported to local hospitals for treatment, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Emily Hernandez was out on bond on charges over the Capitol riot when she allegedly drove the wrong way down an interstate while intoxicated.
Victoria Wilson, a 32-year-old mother-of-two, and her husband Ryan Wilson, 36, were travelling in their car in the right direction along the eastbound lanes when, just after 7pm, the two cars collided.The crash caused the Wilsons’ car to spin and plow into the middle barriers in the road, the traffic crash report said.
Mrs Wilson was killed in the crash while Mr Wilson and Ms Hernandez were rushed to hospital with serious injuries
She is the accused Capitol rioter who was caught on video stealing a sign from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office
Hernandez was booked Wednesday night on allegations that she was driving while intoxicated resulting in death and serious injury of the couple, according to an arrest report.