Christopher Robin Blankenship has been formally indicted for charges related to the death of 17-year-old Britni Hyso of Lafayette. Hyso was killed and Blankenship mildly injured in a motorcycle crash on March 23. Blankenship, 30, has been charged with the following triplet: one count of vehicular homicide—intoxication, one count of aggravated vehicular homicide, and one count of vehicular homicide by recklessness. The case will go to criminal court on April 12.
Blankenship and Hyso were on the same motorcycle on Shiloh Road when Blankenship lost control. The motorcycle sailed off of the highway and struck several trees before resting. Neither of them were wearing helmets at the time of the crash, according to the report.
Blankenship was taken into custody on the night of the crash, charged with one count of driving on a revoked/suspended license, one count of leaving the scene of an accident, and one helmet law violation. The court date for these charges is April 26th; he is being held without parole.
Hyso was a student at MCHS. Her family is still accepting donations to the funeral expense fund; these can be made at the Alexander Funeral Home.