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PHOENIX – A grandmother is facing several charges after she was found to have been under the influence of meth during a crash in February.KNXV%20Lycrecia%20Vernon_1429901313179_17269453_ver1_0_640_480

Lycrecia Vernon, 60, was reportedly driving erratically near 35th Avenue and Greenway Road, weaving through lanes and oncoming traffic in the early afternoon of February 18. She collided with a car driving the opposite direction near Beverly Lane, causing her car to roll and the victim’s car to catch fire.

A sample of Vernon’s blood found amphetamines, methamphetamines and alprazolam in her system.

Her 3-year-old grandson Lucious, who was in the car with her at the time, died nearly a month later after being on life support. He had been improperly buckled in the vehicle and suffered a severed spine, according to court documents.

The driver of the other vehicle had life-threatening injuries including several broken bones and internal complications. She had to be placed on a ventilator.

Vernon was arrested Thursday on counts of manslaughter, child abuse, aggravated assault and endangerment.

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