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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

St. Peters woman was high on heroin, caused fatal crash

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St. Peters woman was high on heroin, caused fatal crash

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) – A St. Charles County woman has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for causing a fatal crash while she was on heroin. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 44-year-old Christine Marie Brown of St. Peters was sentenced Thursday. She pleaded guilty in February to two counts of involuntary manslaughter, […]

St. Peters woman was high on heroin, caused fatal crash

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) – A St. Charles County woman has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for causing a fatal crash while she was on heroin.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 44-year-old Christine Marie Brown of St. Peters was sentenced Thursday. She pleaded guilty in February to two counts of involuntary manslaughter, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

The accident happened April 13, 2013, in St. Peters. Police say Brown passed out and crashed head-on into a car, killing 90-year-old Donald Gemienhart and 91-year-old Ruth Thimmig.

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