- Associated Press - Saturday, September 26, 2015

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) - The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the 20-year prison sentence of a Kokomo woman who was intoxicated when she caused a fatal crash.

Char’Dae Avery pleaded guilty to a felony charge of causing another person’s death while operating a vehicle under the influence of marijuana.

Police said the 22-year-old ignored a stop sign and drove through an intersection. Her car struck a car driven by 37-year-old Matthew Foutch, who died from his injuries.

Her car’s data recorder showed Avery was driving 75 mph in a 45mph zone and did not attempt to brake until one second prior to the collision.

The Kokomo Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1gXVpdU) the appellate court’s summary of the case says Avery began dancing after exiting her vehicle and one witness heard her yell, “I did it!”


Information from: Kokomo Tribune, https://www.ktonline.com

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