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Guilty verdict for woman involved in deadly 2016 car crash in Leeds

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

BIRMINGHAM — Jennifer Schrencognost, who was arrested and jailed in 2016 following an accident that killed another woman, was found guilty today by a jury in Birmingham, according to CBS 42. Meredith Jones, who was 35-years ago, died in the wreck that took place in Leeds.

Schrencognost was accused of driving under the influence, which police say caused her to cross the center line on U.S. 78 and collided with Jones’ vehicle. Police testified that Hydrocodone was found in Schrencognost vehicle.

Police also said that her daughter, a 3-year-old, was in the car and was strapped to a car seat that was not belted to the car. Though she was taken to Children’s Hospital, she did not sustain serious injuries.

Sentencing for Schrencognost will take place on July 26 at 9 a.m. She currently remains free on bond.

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