S. Indiana woman pleads guilty in crash that killed 2 kids

Updated 2/5/2018 3:09 PM

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. -- A southern Indiana woman who admits having drugs in her system when her SUV collided with a freight train, killing her two young children, has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

Twenty-nine-year-old Ericka Fouch pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of causing death while operating a vehicle with schedule I or II drugs in the system and an infraction for driving with a suspended driver's license. Prosecutors dropped two neglect charges.

Fouch admitted in court to being under the influence of marijuana and methamphetamine when she tried to beat a train last June in Henryville, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Louisville, Kentucky. The collision killed 5-year-old Adalyn Fouch and 4-year-old Wyatt Fouch.

Fouch could face up to 24 years in prison when she's sentenced March 8.

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