Triple fatal crash trial delayed

By Perry Russom

Triple fatal crash trial delayed

August 15, 2013 Updated Aug 15, 2013 at 9:48 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Day two of the Jaclyn Wesley trial ended in a delay.

Wesley, 25, is charged with three counts of vehicular manslaughter.

In May of 2011, Wesley was driving a Ford Explorer along Interstate 88 when the SUV went off the road and into the Chenango River killing three people in the car.

She was the only survivor.

In the courtroom on Thursday, there was a strong focus on the mixture of alcohol and medication found in Wesley's system.

Mark Waruch, the forensic scientist who analyzed Wesley's blood alcohol concentration after the accident, said her BAC was 0.09, but that was taken two and a half hours after the crash. He calculated at the time of the accident, her BAC was .13. The state's legal limit is 0.08.

Waruch also testified that traces of prescription drugs were found in her system that are commonly used to treat depression and anxiety. It came into question whether the drugs were in her system before the crash, or were given to her in the IV she received on the way to the hospital.

Prosecutors asked the judge for a subpoena to see her prescription history with her medical history being called into question. The judged agreed, and issued a

The trial is now delayed to collect Wesley's prescription history.

Prosecutors argued it's important to know how long she had been on the drugs before the accident.

Earlier in the day, two other people were called to the witness stand.

Timothy Munyan was the auto mechanic who examined after the crash the SUV Wesley was driving. He said he inspected the brakes and said the front brakes were functional, but the back brakes were not. Munyan said this would increase the stopping distance for the SUV, but would not affect the steering.

Munyan added nothing was wrong with the frame of the SUV and the tread on the tires was legal.

Dawn Osborne-Adams called 911 the night of the crash. She testified the night was foggy along I-88. She was in the passenger seat of her car with her husband driving along I-88 and her child in the back seat. She said she saw a woman standing in the freeway who was wet and called the police

The case is scheduled to be picked back up late next week after Wesley's prescription history has been collected and presented to the court.