Buncombe County, N.C. -- (WLOS) -- A woman who was driving a car that was involved in a wreck that killed her 1-year-old daughter and injured a passenger entered a guilty plea and was sentenced in Buncombe County District Court.
On Friday, August 18, 2017, Jaydrian Montana Ledbetter pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, driving while impaired, felony serious injury by vehicle and reckless driving.
Ledbetter was sentenced to two consecutive 12-24 month active terms.
On March 4, 2015, the defendant was involved in a collision on NC 197, Barnardsville Highway.
The highway patrol says Ledbetter was speeding when she was driving eastbound on Barnardsville Highway. Troopers say she ran off the road, lost control and hit a YMCA activity bus.
The three children on board the bus were not hurt, but the driver sustained minor injuries.
As a result of the collision, an adult passenger sustained serious injuries and Ledbetter’s one-year-old daughter, Raegan Emmanuel, died as a result of the crash.