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Seymour Woman Sentenced In Death Of Freetown Woman

Last updated on Monday, November 4, 2013

(BROWNSTOWN) - Brianne Elizabeth Maynard was sentenced to six years in prison for causing the death of a Freetown woman.

Jackson Circuit Judge Richard W. Poynter delivered a poignant message to 18-year-old Maynard, of Seymour Friday morning.

Maynard pleaded guilty September 5 to reckless homicide in connection with the death of 35-year-old Crystal Engelking on June 1. Engelking died at an Indianapolis hospital following a head-on collision with Maynard's vehicle on State Road 258 west of Seymour.

Maynard, was arrested following the accident on 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.

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

Maynard, was traveling east her car while Engleking, was going west in her pickup truck when the two vehicles collided head-on.

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