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Records: George County woman impaired by meth at the time of deadly crash

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 Kimberlie Dailey is brought to George County Justice Court in Lucedale on Tuesday July 28, 2015.
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALD Kimberlie Dailey is brought to George County Justice Court in Lucedale on Tuesday July 28, 2015. SUN HERALD

GEORGE COUNTY -- A George County woman is due in court in June on charges she was impaired by drugs when she was involved in a deadly collision in 2015, court records show.

Kimberlie Edan Dailey, 29, is set for arraignment June 30 on three counts of felony DUI causing death.

Dailey was under the influence of methamphetamine, records say, when her pickup truck veered out of her lane and hit a car head-on May 13, 2015, killing three people.

James Richard "J.P." Powell Jr., 42 and his friend April Eugene Livingston, 36, died at the crash on Marshall Road near Barton-Agricola Road. Powell was an appliance repairman at Lucedale Appliance and a member of the Lucedale Church of Christ. Livingston, a mother of two, was a homemaker and Lucedale resident.

Powell's mother, Donna Faye Powell, 69, died at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula. She was a seamstress at the Garment Factory and was a member of Lucedale Church of Christ.

Dailey suffered minor injuries and was treated at George County Regional Medical Center. She was then booked into the George County jail, where she has remained on a $1 million bond.

The George County Sheriff's Office investigated the case.

Dailey's arrest was not a first for her.

She was convicted of conspiracy to commit a crime in 2011, state Department of Corrections officials said, and was sentenced to five years in prison. She was paroled in October 2012.

She was also arrested on a probation violation and a charge of conspiracy to manufacture meth.

DUI causing death is a felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison on each count.

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