ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina mother will serve up to four years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges in connection with her baby’s death in a 2015 crash.
Local media outlets report The Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that Jaydrian Ledbetter of Weaverville pleaded guilty to several charges, including involuntary manslaughter and driving while impaired.
Ledbetter, who entered the pleas last week, was sentenced to two consecutive 12-to-24-month terms.
In March 2015, Ledbetter’s car crashed into a YMCA mini-bus carrying students. Investigators believe she was driving too fast in a curve before losing control. Her 1-year-old daughter, Raegan Emanuel, died in the crash. An adult passenger was injured.
Blood test results showed Ledbetter had Xanax and an opioid in her system at the time of the crash.