Jury finds woman guilty in distracted driving case

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A jury has found a Charlotte woman guilty of involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving and possession of marijuana in a distracted driving case.

Leah Walton, 23, was on trial for the deadly crash that happened outside of the Oak Manor retirement home in Charlotte two years ago.

Walton told jurors that she was reaching for a cigarette when the wreck occurred and didn't hit the brake until she hit the curb.

Walton also admitted to smoking marijuana, drinking alcohol and popping a Xanax anti-anxiety pill the night before the crash. She was prescribed the medication a month earlier for panic attacks.  She said that she had used cocaine in the days leading up to the fatal wreck.

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