BELLEVILLE, Ill.—The mother of a Metro-East teenager killed in a car crash is free on bond after being accused of giving her son beer and whiskey before the accident.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports 39-year-old Ginger Zehner-Denton of Mascoutah surrendered this week on a charge filed earlier this month that accuses her of unlawful delivery of alcohol.
Her 18-year-old son, Stephen Zehner, died in a Jan. 26 crash. He was a senior at Belleville West High School.
A 16-year-old passenger in the car he was driving was seriously injured and hospitalized for three months.
Zehner-Denton’s attorney says he’s not commenting publicly about the case.
The felony is punishable by up to three years in prison.