The Oberlin driver in a fatal crash that killed Amherst Township mother Debra Majkut has been arrested following a secret indictment by a Lorain County grand jury.
Twenty-four year old Adrianna Young faces a counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, and drug possession.
A supplemental indictment was added with a felony tampering with evidence count.
Young pleaded not guilty in an arraignment Wednesday at the Lorain County Justice Center in Elyria.
Young was driving south on Rt. 58 the morning of July 28 when she suddenly veered, crossed a field, and ramped through the wall of the Majkut home. She told police she swerved to avoid an animal in the road.
Damien Garcia and Debra’s children Jack and Jaxon were inside the house with her. Debra and Jaxon were pinned under Young’s Toyota Camry.
The 34-year-old mother did not survive. Jaxon was pulled to safety by a neighbor, hospitalized with severe burns to his face, and received skin grafts to repair the damage.
A blood test showed Young had a significant amount of marijuana residue in her system when she crashed into the house. She had 112.9 ng/ml of the drug in her blood stream, according to toxicology results provided by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
That’s more than twice the per se limit under which marijuana use can be prosecuted in Ohio. In Colorado and Washington, where marijuana is legal, the amount would have been enough to qualify as drugged driving.
The Majkut family filed a lawsuit against Young last month, asking a jury to hold her responsible for the death and to award at least $25,000 in compensatory damages and $25,000 in punitive damages.