AKRON: A 26-year-old Barberton woman was found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide and three counts of driving while impaired in the 2012 death of her fiance, Jeffrey Spencer, authorities said.
Jessica Lynn Thomas faces a prison sentence of two to eight years, prosecutors said. Her sentencing date is pending in the court of Summit County Common Pleas Judge Alison McCarty.
On March 31, Thomas was driving south on state Route 241, at about 2:30 a.m., when her car veered off the road in Springfield Township. The vehicle went airborne after striking a traffic sign and fire hydrant, then hit a tree, prosecutors said.
Her fiance died of injuries four days later, prosecutors said.
Firefighters had to extract Thomas from the driver’s seat after she was pinned by the steering wheel. She told responding officers she was not driving, but her blood-alcohol level was 0.16 percent and she had marijuana in her system, prosecutors said.