Grand jury indicts woman accused of killing husband in Ogden crash
OGDEN, N.Y. (WHEC) — The case against an Ogden woman charged with murder in connection to the death of her husband was waived to a grand jury.
Odgen Town Court says Jennie A. Clark, 42, was supposed to have a preliminary hearing Friday afternoon but it was waived to a Monroe County grand jury. The district attorney’s office says the grand jury decided to indict Clark on at least one felony count. The indictment is sealed until the grand jury rises.
Investigators say Clark was driving her family home early Sunday morning, when she crossed into the wrong lane, striking a utility pole on Colby Street near Union Street.
A section of the pole landed on the car, killing 43-year-old Matthew D. Clark instantly. Three children under the age of 15 were also in the car at the time of the crash but were not hurt.
Ogden Police Chief Chris Mears says one of their daughters recorded the couple right before the crash, which played into the murder charge. Mears said the recording indicates a “depraved indifference to human life."
“I will just say that the contents of that video are shocking, it’s graphic, it’s disturbing and it’s alarming,” Mears said.
Police say alcohol, speed, and reckless driving all played a role in the crash.
Clark is facing charges of second-degree murder, three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree vehicular manslaughter, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, reckless driving, three counts of aggravated DWI with a child (Leandra’s Law), DWI, and several traffic infractions.