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OGDEN — A Layton woman behind the wheel during a car crash in Harrisville allegedly had marijuana in her system at the time of the collision, charges allege.

Natalie Jensen, 18, was charged on Nov. 26, 2018 with one count of operating a vehicle negligently causing injury, a third-degree felony.

Jensen was charged in connection to a 2018 crash that left a Hurricane woman in critical condition.

The crash occurred around 3 p.m. on March 31, 2018, when a car traveling in the southbound lanes of Washington Boulevard hit a car trying to turn onto Larsen Lane in Harrisville. The southbound driver was ejected and thrown from her car, Harrisville Police Chief Max Jackson said after the crash.

The woman was said to be in critical condition after the crash and underwent surgery following the crash. At the time, the woman was a southern Utah resident and was in the area visiting family when the crash occurred, Jackson said.

Witnesses told police that Jensen was allegedly “looking down” when she turned in front of the other vehicle, according to charging documents.

Following the crash, a blood sample was taken from Jensen and investigators later determined she had a traceable amount of marijuana in her system at the time of the crash. Jensen allegedly told investigators that she used marijuana “the day before the crash,” according to charging documents.

Jensen’s initial court appearance took place on Tuesday afternoon, according to court records. On the same day as her indictment, she was issued a summons to appear in court.

Her next court appearance is slated to be for a report on counsel, which is scheduled for March 5 in Ogden’s 2nd District Court.

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at jscholl@standard.net and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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