A mother is facing murder charges after her best friend’s body was found in her home and a police officer said the crash could have been prevented.
Police said 19-year-old Sarah Tinsley was driving on a rural road near Akron when she lost control and hit a tree, killing Sarah Tindell and leaving a toddler in the back seat.
Sarah Tinsly’s mother Sarah Tyneman told reporters on Wednesday that her daughter’s body had been found.
She said the mother told her her daughter was “my best friend” but did not elaborate on what that meant.
“She was so kind, she was a good person.
I think she was just trying to be nice, but she was not the kind of person to take her life,” Sarah Tleneman said.”
I just can’t believe it.
She was a beautiful, wonderful person.
Just a wonderful person.”
Tinsley’s mother said Sarah’s death came as a shock.
“We were all shocked, but I guess I just want to move on with our lives,” Sarah’s mother, Amanda Tinsler, said.
Police were investigating whether Sarah’s car went over a curb and struck a tree before striking the house.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) said on Wednesday there were signs the accident may have been caused by a human error.
“There is evidence of some type of human error that may have caused the accident,” said the BCI.
Sarah’s father said his daughter was an active student.
“Sarah was a student, she had a lot of extracurricular activities, and she had an interest in photography,” he said.
The BCI is asking anyone with information about Sarah’s disappearance to contact them at 216-639-5525.