Mother charged after fatal crash

February 16, 2012

An 18-year-old Indianapolis mother has been charged with multiple counts of dealing and possessing marijuana after she was involved in a fatal car accident. Deishay Scott lost control of her vehicle and collided head-on with another vehicle while driving on snow-covered lanes Friday on Interstate 74 about an hour northwest of Indianapolis. Her 3-year-old son Ra-Shawn Kennedy died in the accident. The boy and three other passengers, including two children, were not wearing seat belts. Officers investigating the crash say they found 200 grams of pot, plastic bags and an electronic scale in the vehicle. Police said impaired driving may have been a factor in the crash.