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Teen Facing Four Charges In Her Role In Death Of Freetown Woman

Last updated on Sunday, August 4, 2013

(BROWNSTOWN) - The father of a woman killed in a wreck carried an 8-by-10 photo of her into a courtroom Friday as the teen accused in connection with her death appeared in court.

Brianne E. Maynard, 18, Seymour, was arraigned in Jackson Circuit Court on four charges for her role in the death of Crystal D. Engelking. The 35-year-old Freetown woman died following a head-on collision June 1.

Maynard, arrested Thursday, faces four Class C felony charges:reckless homicide, causing death when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, causing death when operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08 or more, and causing death when operating a motor vehicle with a Schedule I and II controlled substance.

She is currently being held on a $10,005 cash bond.

The head-on collision happened in the 2000 block of State Road 258 in Jackson County near Cortland.

According to Jackson County Deputy Darin Downs, Crystal D. Engleking, was pronounced dead at Methodist Hospital.

According to Downs officers arrived at the scene around 8:30 a.m. 18-year-old Brianne E. Maynard, of Seymour, was traveling east her car while 35-year-old Engleking, was going west in her pickup truck when the two vehicles collided head-on.

The Hamilton Township Fire Department had to use the Jaws of Life to free both drivers.

A passenger in the truck, Nathan Engleking, was taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for minor injuries. Maynard and Crystal Engleking suffered life threatening injuries and were airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis from Schneck Medical Center.

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