Sanford woman accused of being under influence of drugs in crash that killed toddler

Results from driver toxicology report came back Friday

By Jon Jankowski - Digital journalist

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - A 48-year-old Sanford woman is accused of being under the influence of drugs in a crash that killed an 18-month-old toddler and injured her parents, according to Altamonte Springs police.

Police said Shona Lynn Wallace had THC, cocaine, fentanyl and nordiazepam in her system the night of the crash.

Around 7:50 p.m. June 2, officers responded to the crash on State Road 414 and Eden Park Road.

Authorities said after Wallace crossed an intersection in her silver Mazda, she drove onto a sidewalk and hit a family of three who were on a bicycle ride.

Wallace was not able to provide information to officers on why her car veered off the road and onto the sidewalk, according to police.

The family of three was rushed to a hospital, where Adalyn Zisa was pronounced dead, records show.

Family members told News 6 the father suffered brain trauma and has not yet woken from a coma while the mother has been released from the hospital but can barely walk and remains in a wheelchair.

Officers said they obtained a blood sample from Wallace and when the results from the toxicology report came back Friday, she was arrested.

She's facing charges of driving under the influence - manslaughter, possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment and driving under the influence causing serious bodily harm.

During a court appearance Saturday morning, a judge ordered that Wallace, who was in a wheelchair and covered her face, be held on $46,000 bond.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help raise money for the family.

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