- Associated Press - Thursday, August 10, 2017

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania state police say a New Jersey woman was driving under the influence of marijuana in a crash that killed her two grandchildren last year.

Police filed charges Wednesday against 55-year-old Nadine Walton, of Newark, New Jersey, following the Sept. 14 wreck on Interstate 78 near Bethlehem.

The Morning Call of Allentown (https://bit.ly/2uuypuO ) reports that authorities found marijuana and 49 Oxycodone pills inside Walton’s purse and several bottles of alcohol in the car. Court records show Walton’s blood tested positive for marijuana.

Five-year-old Ravon Robinson died at the scene. His 2-year-old sister, Brielle Robinson, died several days later at a hospital.

A GoFundMe page set up for the family says they were driving home from a funeral in South Carolina when the crash happened.

Walton didn’t immediately return a phone message seeking comment Thursday.


Information from: The Morning Call, https://www.mcall.com

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