Mom Had Meth in System After Crash that Killed Daughters - NBC Bay Area
North Bay

North Bay

The latest news from around the North Bay

Mom Had Meth in System After Crash that Killed Daughters

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Adopt These 10 Healthy Sleep Habits
    Getty Images
    File image of a gavel.

    The mother of two girls killed last year when the car she was driving plunged into a Northern California river had methamphetamine in her system the day of the crash. 

    A Sonoma County prosecutor said at a bail hearing Friday that 27-year-old Alejandra Hernandez-Ruiz also had been deemed a negligent driver by the state and had been drinking the day before the crash that killed her daughters, ages 7 and 9, last August.

    Hernandez-Ruiz is facing charges of vehicular manslaughter, child endangerment and driving on a suspended license.

    The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reports, her attorney said there was no evidence the methamphetamine played any role in the crash.

    A judge agreed to release her from jail on electronic home confinement so she could receive treatment for cervical cancer.


    Get the latest from NBC Bay Area anywhere, anytime
    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android