Woman Arrested for New Year's Traffic Crash

OKALOOSA COUNTY-- Crestview police have arrested a woman they say is responsible for a fatal traffic crash on New Year's day.

Twenty year old Tiffanie Marie Purvis of Laurel Hill is charged with DUI manslaughter and DUI with property damage.

Police say Purvis and her passenger, 25 year old Marcos Kenkel of Crestview, were driving near the intersection of North Pearl Street and Jeff Drive about 7:45 New Year's morning.

They say Purvis drove off the road and hit a brick mail box. Kenkel was killed.

Investigators say Purvis' blood alcohol level was .184, more than twice the legal limit.

Purvis turned herself in to authorities Tuesday and was booked into the Okaloosa County jail.

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