Police: Mom on methadone, texting before West Whiteland crash

Abigail Milbourne

November 14, 2013 9:57:38 AM PST
Police in West Whiteland Township, Chester County say a mom was on methadone and texting while driving her two children in an SUV before a crash earlier this year.

Abigail Milbourne, 40, was charged following the crash on the Route 30 Bypass back on June 3rd.

Investigators say Milbourne's SUV hit a construction vehicle parked on the side of the road.

A 4-year-old in the SUV had to be rescued. A 6-year-old in the SUV was not injured.

Police say they were informed by witnesses that Milbourne appeared to be texting before the wreck.

Blood results indicate she also had a level of methadone in her system that made her unsafe to drive, according to police.

Milbourne is charged with Driving under the Influence, Endangering Welfare of Children, Prohibiting Text Based Communication and related traffic offenses.

Milbourne's preliminary hearing is set for next week.