Connecticut woman admits to causing fatal crash

November 21, 2018

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman has pleaded guilty to causing a serious accident in October that killed a 33-year-old mother and injured five others.

The Republican-American reports 59-year-old Elizabeth Waterbury pleaded guilty Tuesday in Torrington Superior Court to manslaughter, assault with a motor vehicle and drunken driving.

Waterbury said she wanted to avoid trial, citing the victims.

Authorities say a four-month investigation found that Waterbury drove into oncoming traffic along state Route 63 in Litchfield and crashed into a line of 18 motorcycle riders.

Aislinn Kern was killed. Another motorcyclist lost part of his leg.

Testing found evidence of two prescription drugs in Waterbury’s system. She reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of .09, slightly above the legal limit to drive.

Waterbury will be sentenced to nine years in prison next year.


Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com

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