Melissa McCawley is comforted by relatives after hearing that Todd Eugene Brown, 52, is found not guilty at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday in Everett in the deaths of her daughter, Amiyah Johnson, 12, and her niece, Yesterday Wallace, 2. A judge found Brown not guilty of being impaired by methamphetamine when a crash killed the two cousins on I-5 near Lynnwood, even though his blood tested positive for drugs. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Melissa McCawley is comforted by relatives after hearing that Todd Eugene Brown, 52, is found not guilty at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Thursday in Everett in the deaths of her daughter, Amiyah Johnson, 12, and her niece, Yesterday Wallace, 2. A judge found Brown not guilty of being impaired by methamphetamine when a crash killed the two cousins on I-5 near Lynnwood, even though his blood tested positive for drugs. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Driver with meth in blood found not guilty in girls’ deaths

The judge said the drug’s mere presence was not sufficient to conclude he was impaired on I-5 that day.

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