Tenn. woman indicted in crash that killed local school teacher

Posted: February 19, 2013

WINCHESTER — A Tennessee woman was indicted today for involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving in the July crash that killed local sixth-grade teacher Amber Lucchiani.

Leslie Wylie, 31, of Knoxville, Tenn., appeared this afternoon in Winchester Circuit Court with attorney Roger Inger — who reset her case for 9 a.m. April 16.

She was released on a personal recognizance bond, according to City Commonwealth Attorney Alexander Iden.

The crash occurred at about 10:30 a.m. July 12 when Wylie crossed the grassy median on Jubal Early Drive as she headed east in a 2004 Ford pickup truck — striking Lucchiani’s 2008 Nissan minivan, which was traveling in the opposite direction.

Lucchiani, 38 — who taught at Robert E. Aylor Middle School and had been with Frederick County Public Schools intermittently for eight years — was pronounced dead at the scene. Her children, ages 3 and 5, along with Wylie, were taken to Winchester Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Shortly before the collision, Wylie underwent a Botox injection procedure at a physician’s office on Valley Avenue, according to a previous media release.

Botox cosmetic treatments are nonsurgical procedures that involve injections of botulinum toxins into the face to smooth out wrinkle lines. Botox also can be used to treat migraine headaches, abnormal sweating, uncontrollable blinking and a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions.

Police previously stated that Wylie’s procedure was cosmetic.

For more information about the wreck and indictments, read Wednesday’s Winchester Star.

 — Contact Melissa Boughton at mboughton@winchesterstar.com