GAINESVILLE — A Gainesville woman behind the wheel in a June wreck that killed five people, including three children, had methamphetamine in her system according to a report released by the Georgia State Patrol.
Amanda Lynn Pardue, 34, died in the June 30 wreck when the Ford Explorer she was driving crossed into the path of a tractor-trailer on Athens Highway at Oak Grove Road.
Results of blood tests by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab showed Pardue tested positive for methamphetamine, amphetamine and other drugs.
“She had a high level of methamphetamines along with other prescription medications,” said Gainesville GSP Post Commander Chad Johnson.
The report by the Georgia State Patrol reads that Pardue tested positive for methamphetamine levels “higher than the highest caliber of 800 micrograms per liter.”
Robbie Adams Hollis, 52, also died in the wreck, along with three children: Dalton Martin, 13, Kaleigh Emfinger, 8, and Eli Emfinger, 2.
“It definitely makes me very sick to my stomach,” said Janice Martin, Dalton’s stepmother, when learning of the GSP report.
Eli and Kaleigh were Pardue’s children. Martin was Hollis’ grandson.
The tractor-trailer driver, Eric Franklin Eberhardt, 34, of Commerce, has been treated for his injuries.