LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – A Southern Indiana mom was sentenced on March 8 after a 2017 crash ended in the death of her two children.
Ericka Fouch was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and is now in the custody of the Clark County Sheriff’s Department.
Fouch will spend 15 years in prison and three years on probation.
The June 2017 crash happened in Henryville, Ind. Fouch’s SUV had collided with a train on State Road 160. Five-year-old Adalynn and 4-year-old Wyatt were killed in the crash. Fouch spent weeks in the hospital to recover from her injuries.
“Wyatt and Adalynn were robbed of their lives because of [Ericka’s] actions.” Clark Co. Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said, in court.
Fouch said she has been going to drug treatment and counseling since being released from jail in September.
Fouch said, during the sentencing, “I have extreme regret, extreme sorrow. I love them dearly and miss them every day.”
Fouch plead guilty in February, agreeing to a blind plea—meaning she admits to causing the death of her two children while driving under the influence of marijuana and meth. She did not get the opportunity to negotiate her sentence.