Cocoa woman jailed in connection with deadly crash that killed woman

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A Brevard County woman who Cocoa police said struck and killed a mother of six in a crash along a darkened road in June was arrested Wednesday after questions arose about the original investigation.

Passion Lucas, with five of her six children.

Suzanna Paige Norris, 49, of Cocoa, was charged with DUI-manslaughter, leaving the scene of a crash involving death and DUI of alcohol or drugs in connection with the June 20 death of Passion Lucas, jail records show. She was ordered held on a no-bond status pending an appearance before a judge on Thursday.

“I am very happy that we were able to make an arrest in this investigation, and hopefully bring some closure for the Lucas family,” said Cocoa Police Chief Evander Collier in a statement. “Norris’ decision to consume alcoholic beverages beyond the legal limit and driving was a major factor in Passion Lucas’ death. We took our time and did a thorough investigation in order to arrive and at just conclusion.”

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