CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A Woodbine woman involved in a fatal vehicle crash last year has been sentenced to nine years in prison for driving while under the influence of Xanax, said Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

Jillian M. Elliott, 34, was sentenced to the prison term by Superior Court Judge Michael Donohue.

On June 29, 2016, state police investigated a crash near milepost 3.4 on Route 83 in Dennis Township. Officers said the initial investigation showed that Elliott, heading east in a Ford Expedition, crossed over the yellow line and struck a Toyota 4Runner head on.

Karen Davies, 71, of Malvern, Pa., was a passenger in the Toyota and died as a result of her injuries.

Taylor said the sentence is a result of the investigative work by members of the New Jersey State Police, along with the efforts of Assistant Prosecutor Saverio Carroccia.

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