Mom does drugs and drives, kills ‘beautiful, humble, and caring’ 10-year-old daughter: Cops

Alabama police have arrested a woman and charged her with murdering her 10-year-old daughter after she allegedly caused a car accident while using controlled substances, as reported by

Karen Frost, 35, has been taken into police custody months after allegedly causing the crash that killed her 10-year-old daughter, Malaya Peterson, and injured five others.

She is being charged with murder and driving under the influence of a controlled substance after the investigation into the crash led to forensic specialists uncovering enough evidence to implicate the 35-year-old, according to arrest records.

The car accident occurred in April when Frost’s Honda is said to have crossed the median and struck another vehicle, according to

Eufaula Police Chief Steve Watkins told reporters that, after the crash, the 10-year-old was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead as soon as she arrived.

Watkins said the case will be presented to a Barbour County grand jury for indictment consideration.

Peterson’s obituary paints a heartbreaking picture of a life taken too soon.

“Malaya grew to become a beautiful, humble, and caring child who met no strangers,” it read. “Malaya’s dream was to become a Pediatrician for the less fortunate children in other countries. She wanted to offer her services free of charge. She loved to do experiments with projects, dancing, playing with her Pet Bunny, Lola, spending quality time with her sister, Malaysia, and playing dress-up in her Mom’s heels.”

No further details on the case were immediately released.

[Featured Image: Eufaula Police/Southern Memorial Funeral Home]