Report: Pedestrian killed by car was drunk

POLICE-PEDESTRIAN-CROSSING

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WARREN, Ohio — A woman who was killed in August while crossing U.S. Route 422 in Southington was legally drunk, according to toxicology results received Tuesday by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Christine Pettry, 42, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.227, which is nearly three times over the legal driving limit, according to the report. The patrol said Pettry was crossing the road with her teenage daughter, niece and their 13-year-old friend when she was struck by a car and then a truck late at night on Aug. 14. The accident occurred just a few hundred feet from her home on Leiby Osborne Road.

Troopers said two of the juveniles who were with Pettry are facing charges for underage drinking. Sgt. William Bancroft with the Warren post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said whenever there is a fatal or serious-injury crash involving alcohol, the patrol partners with the Ohio Investigative Unit to determine where the alcohol was purchased and consumed.

He said based on that investigation, it was determined two of the girls had consumed alcohol and the case will be turned over to the Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

The drivers who hit Pettry are not facing any charges. The patrol previously said Pettry was killed by the first vehicle, a Toyota Camry driven by a Burton woman.

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