JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – A southern Indiana woman who says she had drugs in her system when her SUV collided with a freight train, killing her two young children, pleaded guilty at a lower cost.
Twenty-nine-year-old Ericka Fouch, of Henryville, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of causing death while driving a vehicle with annex I or II of the drug in the system and a violation for driving with a suspended driver’s license.
Prosecutors dropped two neglect charges.
Fouch admitted in court to being under the influence of marijuana and methamphetamine when she was trying to beat a train last June in Henryville, about 20 miles (32 km) north of Louisville, Kentucky. The collision killed 5-year-old Adalyn Fouch and 4-year-old Wyatt and chris Fouch.
Fouch could face up to 24 years in prison when they are sentenced on 8 March.