Woman pleads guilty in fatal DUI crash

From staff reports

A Pleasantville woman pleaded guilty Thursday in Crawford County Court to involuntary manslaughter and DUI in connection with a fatal crash in Titusville in October 2016.

Titusville police originally charged Sharon Brittain, 49, with homicide by vehicle while DUI after the crash that killed Joyce Fenstermaker, 71, of Titusville, on Oct. 16, 2016. Brittain’s vehicle collided with Fenstermaker’s vehicle on West Central Avenue, according to police.

But the homicide by vehicle charge was dropped in exchange for Brittain’s guilty pleas to the other charges.

According to published reports, Brittain admitted to Crawford County Judge Mark Stevens on Thursday that her blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit at the time of the crash.

Brittain is free on a $10,000 unsecured bond while awaiting sentencing Aug. 7.