Trial date set for driver in fatal Lamborghini crash

Trial date set for driver in fatal Lamborghini crash

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - More than 10 months after a fatal accident killed a 23-year-old, a trial date is set for the driver of the who crashed the luxury sports car into a Tchoupitoulas Street floodwall.

Jason Adams is scheduled to go on trial March 27 for vehicular homicide in the death of Kristi Lirette.

Lirette was killed when Adams crashed the Lamborghini he was driving into a floodwall at a high rate of speed.

The date comes as welcome news for members of the Lirette family who have attended every hearing.

"I think the family, in general, is a little mentally fatigued right now, all the different trips here," said Brett Lirette.

Police say the pair left the restaurant where Kristi Lirette worked.

Police say he was traveling at 118 miles per hour at the time of the accident.

Adams' attorney declined to comment after the hearing.

Prosecutors plan to use to body cam video as evidence during the trial.

In the video, police say Adams admitted speeding and having had several drinks.

Police say they also have toxicology test results that show Adams had a blood alcohol was .11, above the legal limit of point 08.

Lirette's family says the details of the case don't matter to them, nor does the start date for the trial.

"Whether it's March, May, June it didn't matter, we just wanted to set the date so that we know that there's an end," Brett Lirette said.

Adams' attorneys asked if he could leave the jurisdiction for work.

Judge Robin Pittman says she will take that request under advisement until a January hearing.

That ruling forces Adams to remain in New Orleans through the holidays.

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