LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) - November 27 was a cold, snowy day in Laurel County and Cora Wilson claims black ice caused her to slide off East Kentucky 80.
“I look up and saw headlights coming around the corner, quarter mile away, keeping coming and coming and coming. No time to react I guess,” Wilson said from jail Monday.
Both cars collided and five people were airlifted out, including Wilson. She says she has eight broken bones and just had surgery on Friday.
“It’s horrible, like my daughter had surgery today. I’d rather be with her than here,” she said.
Police say Wilson was under the influence of numerous narcotics when the crash happened.
“All I was on was my medication. Hadn’t taken it since the day before. Not on any kind of drugs whatsoever,” Wilson said.
“Whether she had a prescription is totally irrelevant. Some of the things you can obtain a prescription for, but you still can’t drive when you are on prescription medication,” said Laurel County Deputy Larry D. Parrott.
Darlene Woods, 58, died ten days after the crash. She was riding in the car Wilson allegedly hit. Wilson claims it was just a tragic accident, not a crime.
“I think the cops always try to make someone an example. Especially in Laurel County. Try to make a name for themselves,” she said.
Police say their investigation, interviews, lab work and intensive accident reconstruction has murder as the right charge.