ANTIDEPRESSANT DUI: Vehicular Homicide: Woman Gets 6 Years in Prison: W Va

Paragraph six reads:  “Brown was taking
prescription medication for depression
and panic attacks
the morning of the crash. But during that plea hearing She admitted publicly she
was taking much more than what was
prescribed.

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/50136157.html?ref=157

NEW INFO: Erma Brown Sentenced In DUI Crash that Killed Mother, Two St.
Joe Students
Erma Brown sentenced to three consecutive 2-10 year prison

terms.


Posted: 11:31 AM Apr 12, 2010
Reporter: Carrie
Cline
Email Address:
carrie.cline@wsaz.com


mip://058efea0/default.html??.htm UPDATE 4/12 11:30 am

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — The woman who pleaded
guilty to causing a fiery crash that killed a mother and two high school
students will spend a minimum six years behind bars.

In February, Erma
Brown pleaded guilty to three counts of DUI causing death.

The 2-vehicle
accident happened at about 7:30 a.m. on April 2, 2009 on Alternate Route 10 near
the intersection of Eden’s Branch Road in Barboursville.

Investigators
say Brown crossed the center line and hit the car driven by 47-year-old Carole
Crawford. Crawford, her daughter Meaghan, 16, and Kelsey Kuhn, 15, died in the
crash after their car caught fire.

During Monday’s hearing in Cabell
County Circuit Court, Judge Dan O’Hanlon sentenced Brown to three consecutive
2-10 year prison terms. That is the maximum sentenced allowed for her
plea.

Brown was taking prescription medication for depression and panic
attacks the morning of the crash. But during that plea hearing She admitted
publicly she was taking much more than what was prescribed.

Before
handing down the sentence, the court heard from both families.

Keep
clicking on WSAZ.com for updated
information