Marijuana may have played role in fatal crash


Marijuana was found in the 2002 Toyota Camry that drove into the living room of an Amherst Township home Tuesday morning, leaving one woman dead.

Adrianna Young, 23, of Oberlin, was driving south on Rt. 58 when she careened off the right side of the road, went through a field, and into the right side of Debra Majkut’s home. The 34-year-old mother of two was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Joe Glascox is the investigating officer on the case. He confirmed the illegal substance was in the car but would not say how much or where it was located in the vehicle. We saw drug-sniffing dogs at the house as investigators worked Tuesday.

Glascox said it is yet to be determined whether Young was under the influence at the time of the crash, but a drug test was administered at the scene. The results of that test are expected to come back in a couple of weeks.

Troopers are also investigating what caused Young to leave the roadway. Glascox said there were conflicting stories so he’ll have a better idea of what happened once the crash investigation is complete.

Glascox said Young will eventually be charged, though he was unable to comment on what charges she will face. That information will crystalize when the drug test and crash investigation results are confirmed.

But Glascox said people typically aren’t charged right away because in cases like this where there can be multiple charges the troopers prefer to give them all at once.

“We just want to make sure everything’s accurate so we get the charges right,” he said.

Kelsey Leyva can be reached at 440-775-1611 or @TWE_KelseyLeyva on Twitter.