AMHERST, OH (WOIO) - An Oberlin woman was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison Thursday. She'd been accused of crashing into an Amherst home nearly two years ago, killing a mother inside.
Adrianna Young, of Oberlin, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, possession of marijuana and tampering with evidence.
"I would never want anyone to experience the pain of losing a wife and loving mother. Every day I have to live with myself knowing the family suffered that loss because of me," Young said.
Young learned a very hard lesson. She was behind the wheel, high on marijuana and arguing on the cellphone about text messages with her girlfriend.
"I shed endless tears on behalf of your family, just knowing the pain that I caused you," Young said.
Lorain County Judge James Miraldi sentenced Young to a total of 6 1/2 years in prison. All of her sentences will run concurrently meaning she will only spend 4 1/2 years behind bars.
"I do not hate you. I just hate your thoughtlessness and carelessness," said the victim's husband at the sentencing. "My baby will never know who his mother is. My oldest son will not have a mother to watch him graduate."
According to the Elyria Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, shortly before 7:48 a.m. on July 28, 2015 Young was driving her Toyota Camry southbound on state Route 58, just south of state Route 113. The OSHP says the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, through a grassy field, ramped off a basement doorway, and drove into the home.
Debra Majkut, 34, was in the living room with her infant at the time. She and her infant were both struck by the vehicle.
Majkut was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the OSHP, a blood sample was obtained from Young shortly after the crash for alcohol/drug testing. She tested positive for marijuana.