Woman charged with manslaughter in DUI death

Published: Jun. 22, 2016 at 2:28 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2016 at 2:41 AM CDT
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Meredith Jones, victim of deadly head-on collision. (Source: John Huddleston/WBRC)
Meredith Jones, victim of deadly head-on collision. (Source: John Huddleston/WBRC)

LEEDS, AL (WBRC) - Leeds police have charged a driver with manslaughter after they say she was driving under the influence and killed a woman on Feb. 3.

"If she had not been on the road, my daughter would still be here. So in my book she's a murderer. She murdered my daughter. It says it plainly in the police report. This woman ran into her lane. Hit her head on. And caused her to die," said Jeanie Fuller.

Meredith Jones died at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle, Jennifer Nicole Schrencongost, was arrested on Tuesday and bonded out a few hours later.

The accident happened just down the road from the Leeds Police Department.

Officers say Schrencongost was driving under the influence of something other than alcohol.

"Whatever all she took, and I don't know what all she took, but she made that decision and she got on the road and she killed her," said Fuller.

More than four months after her daughter's death, things are not getting any easier for Fuller. On the back of her car is a memorial decal for Meredith.

"I wouldn't wish this on any parent. Not at all. Cause it's the hardest thing her dad and I have ever had to go through. What made her have the right to get in a 5,000 pound missile, impaired? You know she didn't take a gun and shoot my daughter. She just ran over her with a missile," continued Fuller.

WBRC was not able to get in contact with Schrencongost for her version of the story. It was also not immediately clear whether she has an attorney that can speak on her behalf.

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