According to Cleveland.com, a woman from Euclid is accused of causing the fatal car crash that left the passenger of her car dead after driving drunk, high, and speeding.
Driver Still Hospitalized, Not Yet Arrested
The 22-year-old woman is currently still in the hospital receiving treatment and surgery. In addition, she has not yet been arrested or formerly charged. Police say she faces potential aggravated vehicular homicide charges, according to Cleveland.com.
Early Sunday morning, the woman was driving with 21-year-old Stephanie Green on St. Clair Avenue. According to police, the woman was driving recklessly and crossed the center line of the road, colliding with an oncoming vehicle.
Following the wreck, Greene was transported to University Hospital, but she was later pronounced dead. In addition, the driver of the other vehicle was seriously injured in the crash and was transported to a local hospital, reports Cleveland.com.
That’s one percent of the 121 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults each year.
Marijuana users were about 25% more likely to be involved in a crash than drivers with no evidence of marijuana use, however other factors – such as age and gender – may account for the increased crash risk among marijuana users.