Toxicology Results Tie Alcohol, Marijuana to Driver in Fatal Crash

Toxicology Results Tie Alcohol, Marijuana to Driver in Fatal Crash

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- The Arizona woman who hit a car head-on while driving the wrong way on Interstate 15 in January, killing herself and a St. George couple, had a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit, authorities said.

Kristen Dodson, 22, the driver of the vehicle which ran head-on into Leo and Dena Lauren's van Jan. 2, had a BAC level of 0.21, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Shawn Hinton said. The legal limit is .08.

The toxicology report also indicated Dodson had marijuana in her system.

The Laurens' deaths left their two minor daughters with no family members but those living in Greece. An aunt and grandmother have traveled to St. George to stay with the girls, a family friend said.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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