Deadly crash defendant hospitalized after suicide texts

Staff Report

Threats of suicide led Adrianna Young, the defendant in the 2015 death of Amherst Township mother Debra Majkut, to be hospitalized Saturday, according to a police report.

Amherst officers were called to Bob Evans Restaurant on Rt. 58 around 10:55 a.m. after learning Young, 25, of Oberlin, had alarmed her mother with text messages.

The report said Young left the restaurant on foot and sent her mother texts “referring to her taking her own life.”

Police found her walking behind Speedway gas station, heading back toward Bob Evans.

She was pink-slipped and taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center for evaluation.

Young is awaiting trial March 27 on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, possession of drugs, and tampering with evidence. She has pleaded not guilty to the counts.

Debra Majkut and her infant son Jaxon were pinned under Young’s Toyota Camry when it crashed through the wall of their home on Rt. 58, just south of Rt. 113.

The baby was badly burned and had skin grafts to repair his face. The mother died under the car.

A toxicology test showed Young had a large amount of THC in her system, about 22 times the limit for driving in Colorado, where marijuana is legal.

Staff Report