- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say the driver of a car that crashed into a house, killing a woman and injuring her infant in northeast Ohio, tested positive for marijuana shortly after the crash.

The State Highway Patrol post in Elyria says a blood sample taken from the driver after the July 28 crash in Amherst Township showed marijuana in her system.

The statement released Monday says charges are pending while the investigation continues into the crash about 35 miles west of Cleveland.

Authorities said 34-year-old Debra Majkut was killed as she sat on a couch. The patrol said her 5-month-old son likely escaped serious injury when the car flipped his baby bouncer, protecting him from the car’s undercarriage.

Troopers say the driver told them she crashed after swerving to avoid hitting an animal.


This story has been corrected to show the last name of the woman killed is Majkut, not Makjut.

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