Woodman ‘apathetic’ after crash that left man dead

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Testimony on Wednesday in the trial of a woman charged in a deadly 2012 Central Austin crash focuses on her behavior after the collision.

An Austin police officer who took the stand said 61-year-old Linda Woodman seemed “apathetic” following the crash that left one person dead.

A University Medical Center Brackenridge emergency room nurse who treated Woodman testified that her emotions seemed “flat.”

Woodman’s attorneys say she was driving with large amounts of morphine and Percocet in her system at the time. She had been released from the hospital hours before and crashed on Guadalupe Street in front of the Wheatsville Co-Op.

The crash killed 61-year-old Dik Van Meereen and seriously injured 21-year-old Sarah Lee Parker.

Woodman is charged with intoxication manslaughter.

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