Wenthold advised police that she had consumed Xanax within a few hours of the collision. She was then transported to Norman Regional Hospital, where a blood draw was completed. A drug recognition expert also examined her, and she was determined to be impaired and unsafe to operate a motor vehicle, the affidavit said.
About a week after the collision, the deceased victim’s mother filed a petition against Wenthold for auto negligence.
Not only did the mother suffer the death of her child, but she also suffered serious and permanent injuries, medical expenses and likely future medical expenses, lost wages and likely future lost wages, pain and suffering, the petition states.
The petition asked for compensatory damages against Wenthold for an amount in excess of $75,000, plus costs and interest and for punitive damages against Wenthold for an amount in excess of $75,000 together with attorneys’ fees, costs, interests and whatever further relief the court would deem proper and equitable.
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