Because she used methamphetamine and caused a crash that killed her 3-year-old daughter, a Russell County woman has been charged with murder, according to authorities and records.
Jessica G. Warriner, 26, of Jamestown was arrested Tuesday, according to jail and court documents.
Warriner was under the influence of meth about 8:47 p.m. Saturday when she drove her Honda Civic into the path of an oncoming 2008 Dodge Ram pickup, according to the Russell County sheriff’s department, which obtained an arrest warrant. Her daughter, Chloe Fortenberry, was flown to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital after the crash and later died.
Warriner also was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, according to the Russell County Sheriff’s Department. She was charged with murder when she was released from the hospital.
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The driver of the pickup, James Gray, 49, of Jamestown, was treated and released from Russell County Hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.
The crash occurred about south of Russell Springs when Warriner tried to cross Ky. 379 from French Valley Road to Blair School Road, according to the sheriff’s office. Gray was driving south on Ky. 379. His truck hit the passenger side of Warriner’s car.
Warriner is being held without bond in the Russell County jail.