Metro-East mom accused of giving son liquor before fatal crash released

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 7:16 AM

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.

 

Print
Email
|