Woman involved in deadly 2016 151 cash pleads guilty

A woman involved in a 2017 crash on Highway 151 that killed two people has reached a plea deal.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2016, the Linn County Sheriff's Office said Brianna Statsny was headed north on Highway 151, near Wright Brother's Boulevard, when she tried to pass two vehicles, including a bus, reaching a speed of at least 80 miles per hour.

The sheriff's office said she crashed head-on into Darla Moander's car. killing her. Statsny's passenger, Kaelonnie Moore, also died in the crash.

Court papers show authorities found THC in Stastny's blood, which is the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana.

Stastny was initially charged with four counts of vehicular homicide. Two alleged she was driving while intoxicated and two for driving recklessly. at the time of the crash.

The two intoxication counts were dropped when the court ruled the blood test and seizure of the marijuana were done without warrants.

The other two counts against Stastny were changed to involuntary manslaughter.

Stastny is set to be sentenced on August 20, 2019.

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