PEORIA, Ill. -- A Peoria woman was driving drunk before a fatal crash in March of this year.
On March 18, longtime educator and community activist Dr. Barbara Penelton died in an overnight crash.
The 75-year-old was driving the wrong way at the intersection of Sterling and Gilbert in Peoria when she hit another car head on.
A toxicology report shows that Penelton's blood alcohol level was a .352 at the time of the crash.
The other driver, Tammy Hall-Matthews, suffered potentially permanent injuries.
The Peoria County coroner said Penelton died from multiple traumatic injuries to the neck, chest and abdomen. Adding that alcohol was a contributing factor to the crash.