Local accident kills senior citizen, injures former Longhorn

Sarah White

The Austin Police Department is pressing charges against Linda Dianna Woodman, who was involved in a car accident near the intersection of Guadalupe and 31st streets in which one pedestrian was killed and another injured on Sunday night.

APD spokesman Wut Tantaksinanukij said Woodman was driving southbound on Guadalupe around 7 p.m. when her vehicle struck another vehicle and swerved, killing 61-year-old Dik Van Meerten and injuring 21-year-old Sarah Lee Parker, a former UT student who is taking a semester off.

Tantaksinanukij said police have filed charges against Woodman with a cumulative bail of $55,000.

“We are filing two charges,” Tantaksinanukij said. “One for intoxication man-slaughter for which the bail is set at $30,000 and one for intoxication assault for which bail is set at $25,000.”

Tantaksinanukij said Woodman was under the influence of debilitating medications, not alcohol. He said Woodman is currently in police custody, but he did not know if she is still being treated for injuries she received during the accident.

Printed on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 as: APD presses charges against woman involved in accident