A Barberton woman was sentenced to three years in prison for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed her fiance last year.
Jessica Thomas, 26, also received a lifetime driver’s license suspension and a $1,000 fine.
A Summit County Common Pleas Court jury last month convicted Thomas of aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle while impaired.
Thomas was driving with her fiance, Jeffrey Spencer, 26, about 2:30 a.m. on March 31 when her car veered off state Route 241 in Springfield Township. The car hit a traffic sign and fire hydrant before crashing into a tree.
Spencer, who lived in Canal Fulton and was the father of a 1-year-old son, was partially ejected from the car. He died four days later. Thomas was also injured in the crash.
Prosecutors say Thomas had an alcohol level of 0.16 and traces of marijuana in her system. She denied being the driver despite having to be rescued from behind the steering wheel, police said.