Tests find alcohol, drugs in driver in Aiken wreck that killed 5

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The results of a toxicology report show a 26-year-old Aiken woman had taken high levels of prescription painkillers and drank alcohol the day she was involved in a wreck last month that took her life and four others.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said Crystal Lyell’s blood alcohol level was 0.251, more than three times the legal limit, when she drove into oncoming traffic and struck two other vehicles on June 8. Killed in the wreck were Ms. Lyell, her 4-year-old son Zachary Taylor, Michael Lott, 40, and his son, Joshua Lott, 17, and Mark Daniels, 33.

The group was returning home after a day of swimming at an Aiken County bridge. Coroner Tim Carlton said that in addition to the alcohol, Ms. Lyell had a “significant level” of the prescription painkiller hydrocodone and some THC, a chemical in marijuana, in her system.

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Rose 07/07/09 - 05:59 pm
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I hate people who drink and

I hate people who drink and drive.

mommy22girls
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mommy22girls 07/07/09 - 06:04 pm
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She murdered her innocent

She murdered her innocent child by drinking and doing drugs then driving. What kind of horrible mother would do that?

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curly123053 07/07/09 - 06:15 pm
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DUI is not an accident and I

DUI is not an accident and I am glad the AC did not state that. This lady committed an criminal act that resulted in the death of 5 including herself. The report in the Aiken paper states that everyone who died had drugs and or alcohol in their bodies except her 4 yr old son. That swimming hole don't sound like a place to take your family and I have been told the drug and alcohol use is a norm there. Maybe the ACSO should keep an eye on that site.

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