Drugs found in car after crash that killed Utah mother, spared baby girl: police

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SPANISH FORK, Utah — Spanish Fork Police found drugs inside the car that crashed into the Spanish Fork River over the weekend, killing the driver Jennifer Grosebaeck and leaving her 18-month-old daughter Lily in critical condition.

Baby Lily was hanging upside down in her carseat for nearly 14 hours before rescuers got to her. She has since been released from the hospital.

According to KSTU, police found a small bag of marijuana, an unmarked pill bottle containing Tramadol and a syringe still inside its packaging in the car. Tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain and is prescribed to patients who are expected to need medication to relieve pain around-the-clock.

Family members said Jennifer Groesbeck had a prescription for anxiety medication, and authorities are working to verify that information.

Spanish Fork Police Lt. Matt Johnson told KSTU that the syringe was unused. Authorities are still waiting on the toxicology report for Groesbeck, which could take up to 6 weeks.

Lily’s father said he was aware of Groesbeck’s prescription for an anxiety medication

Lily’s father said he was aware that Groesbeck had a prescription for an anxiety medication, and he said he was not aware of any illegal drug use on her part. He described her as a good mother.

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