- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) - A Lancaster mother who was driving drunk when her 5-year-old daughter was killed in a crash that also injured her son has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty.

Sixth District Prosecutor Randy Newman tells The Herald (https://bit.ly/1oLhOzh) that 27-year-old Goldie Jackson pleaded guilty Monday to reckless homicide in the death of her daughter, Justice Pope-Jackson.

The incident occurred in August 2014 as Jackson was driving with her two children on S.C. 200 in Lancaster County. Both children were airlifted to hospitals after the crash. Jackson’s daughter died the next day.

Newman says Jackson’s blood alcohol content was .09, which is over the legal limit. She also had marijuana in her system.

Jackson also pleaded guilty to felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury concerning her son, and child endangerment.


Information from: The Herald, https://www.heraldonline.com

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