- A grandma was reportedly high on marijuana when she crashed her car last year
- She was driving her daughter and two grandchildren home from a funeral
- Her grandchildren died as a result and she is facing several charges
A 55-year-old grandma was reportedly high on marijuana when she crashed her car in September last year, causing the deaths of her two grandchildren.
According to a police report, Nadine Walton, from Newark in New Jersey, tested positive for the substance and was found in possession of powerful painkillers in the car.
She was charged with homicide by vehicle under the influence of drugs and involuntary manslaughter on Thursday, August 10.
Walton was driving her daughter Stefany Stevens and her two grandchildren Ravon Robinson, 5, and Brielle Robinson, 2, from a funeral in South Carolina.
She reportedly lost control of the car at around 1am and crashed onto the side rails. Walton and Stefany were both injured. Ravon died at the scene while Brielle died days later in hospital.
Police found dozens of painkilling pills as well as several bottles of alcohol under Walton's car seat.
The children's father was not traveling in the same car. Walton also faces other charges including possession of marijuana and reckless driving.
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