NJ Woman Was High When She Crashed on I-78 in Wreck That Killed Grandkids, Police Say

A Newark, N.J., woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, aggravated assault by vehicle-DUI, homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault by vehicle, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of a controlled substance and traffic violations after police say an investigation determined that she was high on marijuana when she crashed her 2011 Nissan Versa on I-78 East in Lower Saucon Township last Sept. 16, allegedly causing the deaths of her two young grandchildren who were passengers in the vehicle, Lehigh Valley Live reported Thursday.

Nadine Walton, 55, was given a blood test that allegedly came back positive for the presence of marijuana and police found both full and empty bottles of alcohol, a suspected marijuana blunt and more than 40 Oxycodone pills in the car, according to court records cited in the article.

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About Josh Popichak
Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is a journalist and publisher who is passionate about providing an open online platform and advocating for independent, local news. He has covered news--first in print, later online--in the Saucon Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania since 2005. In addition to writing extensively about local issues, he uses Facebook, Instagram and other social media to help personalize and broaden awareness of topics affecting the communities he covers. He also manages the Facebook pages for several local businesses as part of his business, Saucon Source LLC. He is a 1999 graduate of Bates College, where he was a history major and arts editor for the student newspaper.

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