PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a 27-year-old woman who investigators believe died after she tumbled out of her mother's moving car is expected to plead guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports an attorney for Jennifer Weathers, the mother of Meighan Cordie, said Weathers will plead guilty Feb. 5 in Yamhill County Circuit Court.

Defense attorney Walter Todd says a charge that Weathers recklessly endangered her 3-year-old granddaughter is expected to be dismissed.

Prosecutors say they were headed home from a wedding Aug. 18 when the women argued about leaving the party and the 27-year-old somehow exited the vehicle and rolled down an embankment.

Cordie wasn't found for four days despite an intensive search.

An autopsy showed that she died instantly upon hitting the roadway.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com

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