Mary Jean Frances
A woman, more than 8 months pregnant said she lost her unborn baby because of a drunk driver who sped off after rear-ending her. It happened at a Macon County pharmacy drive through.
That was last Wednesday. On Sunday, Beverly Brown had to bury the baby she’s been waiting to meet. She delivered him as a still birth last week just hours after being rear-ended by a woman who police so was extremely intoxicated, and investigators say it wasn’t her first time drunk behind the wheel.
“I am still waiting to wake up from my dream from my nightmare it’s what it is…she took one of my babies” said Beverly Brown.
Brown said her world changed when 34-year-old Mary Jean Frances got behind the wheel intoxicated, without a license, and headed towards the Fred’s pharmacy drive thru in Lafayette. pharmacy drive through.
First police said Frances drove into a pole. She never stopped, and continued into the back of Brown’s jeep, which was sitting in park. About 15 minutes later Brown felt her baby kick but she never thought it would be the last time.
“They said they could hear a faint heart beat but it was mine,” she recalled after she was rushed to the hospital Wednesday night.
24 hours later Brown held her son for the first time without hearing him cry or looking into his eyes. He was born as a stillbirth.
“I just told him how much I loved him, and how sorry I was that this happened to him,” she said.
But Jacob’s father, Ryan Jones, said the only person who should be sorry is Frances.
The accident marks her third DUI charge and sixth time driving without a revoked license.
“I think she should very much be accountable for it,” said Jones.
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