WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman now charged with involuntary manslaughter in the March crash death of her 5-year-old daughter told a deputy that she had been drunk at the time of the crash, according to court documents in the case.
Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputies said in an arrest affidavit that Nory Lam was holding her injured daughter, Aleah Reyes, in her lap in the backseat of the crashed sport utility vehicle when deputies arrived on the scene around 3 a.m. March 7 southeast of Wichita.
The deputy who questioned Lam said she told him, “We were drunk driving,” and said the crash was her fault. The girl died as paramedics tried to treat her injuries. The affidavit says Lam told a deputy she had consumed several shots of tequila at a party before driving with her daughter in the SUV.
Several hours after the crash, Lam's blood alcohol content was measured at .098 — above the legal limit of .08, according to court documents.