CR Woman Charged with Vehicular Homicide

posted by WMT News/KCRG-TV9 - 

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A Cedar Rapids woman faces four counts of vehicular homicide for a September 2017 crash that killed two people.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by KCRG-TV9, investigators says Stastny was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the crash.

The court documents say Stastny was also attempting to pass a car and a bus while travelling at 81 m.p.h. when the crash occurred. Accident reconstruction experts say there was no evidence she attempted to apply the brakes on her vehicle.

Investigators say a blood test showed the presence of THC and THC metabolites in Stastny's system. THC is a compound found in the cannabis plant. They also say they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the her purse.

Documents show Stastny admitted to being a frequent marijuana user and said it was possible she smoked marijuana prior to driving that night. Investigators say test results indicate the amount of THC in her system was consistent with smoking the drug around the time of the crash.

The Linn County Attorney's Office says two counts of Vehicular Homicide are for driving recklessly and causing the deaths of Moore and Moander and the other two are for driving while impaired and causing the deaths of Moore and Moander.

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