Vodka Bottle Found in Jeep After Fatal Crash: Report

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A police warrant reveals that officers found a half-empty bottle of vodka in a Jeep that was involved in a fatal crash last August.

The warrant, obtained by the Hartford Courant, also says the drive was "screaming that she was 'going to jail for life for drinking and driving and killing her friend.'"

Alexa Crosby, 17, of Suffield, was killed in the crash on Interstate 91 in Enfield on Aug. 25. Police said Amanda Conway, 18, lost control of the Jeep she was driving and crossed into the path of a tractor-trailer. Conway has been charged with second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle and driving under the influence.

Conway is the daughter of Matthew Conway, a Democratic state representative.

According to the police warrant the Courant obtained, the vodka bottle was in the back seat of the Jeep and Conway was "screaming that she was 'going to jail for life for drinking and driving and killing her friend.'" 

Witnesses told police that Conway, Crosby and a third girl who was in the car had been drinking at a home in Suffield before the crash, reports The Courant.

One witness said Conway told him her parents had "questioned her ability to drive before going out," thinking she had been drinking, the Courant reports.

Conway is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Enfield on Dec. 8.

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