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Lewis Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter

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An Albemarle County woman faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter in Albemarle County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Thirty-seven-year old Jessica Marie Lewis faces a maximum sentence of 10-years in prison and a $2,500 fine on each count.

Lewis was indicted in June after a November car wreck along Half Mile Branch Road in Crozet. The crash killed her 20-year-old daughter Amber Johnson and her 40-year-old ex-husband Michael Wayne Johnson.

Lewis was accused of involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence. Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Matthew J. Quatrara told the court Lewis had traces of THC in her system, but the amount was so small the defense could have argued she was not impaired.

Lewis was also found to have prescription drugs in her system, but had been prescribed both by a doctor.  She tested negative for alcohol.

Lewis will be sentenced November 14.

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