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Michele Schuster found guilty in crash that killed utility worker

Michele Schuster took the stand on Thursday (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW) Michele Schuster took the stand on Thursday (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW)
Amber Rooks (PHOTO: provided) Amber Rooks (PHOTO: provided)
A jury found Michele Schuster guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault in connection to the death of Amber Rooks. (Photo: Twitter/@FOX19Buck) A jury found Michele Schuster guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault in connection to the death of Amber Rooks. (Photo: Twitter/@FOX19Buck)
BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

A jury found Michele Schuster guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault in connection to the death of Amber Rooks. 

Schuster hit five workers with her vehicle as they installed power lines on Cox Road near the Liberty Way intersection in May of last year. 

Rooks, 24, died from her injuries 11 days after the incident.

The jury found Schuster guilty on a total of five counts.

Sentencing will be on May 19. 

On Thursday, Schuster said that the day of the crash she was unknowingly drugged by a man named Kevin Bowman after they ate lunch together. 

She said that orange juice in Bowman's truck was laced with Xanax. 

"I got into his truck and we pulled out of the parking spot, that's all I remember," Schuster said in court on Thursday. "The next thing I know I woke up in the hospital."

In Bowman's testimony earlier this week, he denied drugging Schuster and claimed that didn't have Xanax the day of the incident.  

Closing arguments were on Friday at the Butler County Courthouse. 

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