Mom Who Lost Daughter In SoCal Crash Had DUI

TEMECULA (AP) — A Riverside County woman arrested after a crash that killed her 9-year-old daughter had lost her license because of a drunken driving conviction.

The North County Times says court records show Karen Honeycutt of Temecula was sentenced to a year’s probation last year for driving on the suspended license. She had a similar licensing conviction in 2009.

Honeycutt’s daughter, Chloe, died Wednesday after she was hurled from her mother’s Jeep when it hit a tree and a light pole in Temecula. Police say Honeycutt was doing up to 100 mph. The girl’s 8-year-old brother and 17-year-old stepbrother were injured.

Honeycutt was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise says she suffered a broken neck. She remains in a medical center jail ward.

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