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Mom on probation prior to chase, crash that killed daughter

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Erika Shelton (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center Inmate Histories) Erika Shelton (Spartanburg Co. Detention Center Inmate Histories)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The woman who deputies said led them on a chase and crashed Monday, killing her 7-year-old daughter, was already serving probation in another Upstate county.

On Wednesday, Spartanburg County deputies charged Errika Shelton, 26, with failure to stop for a blue light involving death, unlawful neglect of a child, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, driving under suspension, reckless driving and being a habitual traffic offender.

Those charges were filed in connection with Monday's chase and crash along Interstate 85. Deputies said they tried to pull Shelton over for a traffic violation, but she fled at speeds higher than 100 mph.

Deputies said Shelton then had her 7-year-old daughter, Queniya Shelton, unbuckle and try to throw marijuana out the car window when she crashed, throwing the girl from the vehicle.

SLIDESHOW: Child thrown from car in I-85 chase, crash

In February, Shelton began supervised probation in Greenville County, according to Peter O'Boyle with Probation and Parole.

O'Boyle said Shelton received a 10-year prison sentence that was suspended to three years probation for resisting arrest by assaulting, beating or wounding a police officer.

Shelton had been serving probation for possession of controlled substance schedule I to IV, unlawful carrying of a pistol third offense, habitual traffic offender and failure to stop for blue light first offense, which were all suspended following the February's probation order, according to O'Boyle.

O'Boyle told FOX Carolina that their agency will now be asking for a hearing to revoke Shelton's probation following Spartanburg County's charges. He said she could face 10 years in prison for violating parole.

The coroner said Queniya Shelton died at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center on Tuesday night. Errika Shelton was also injured and remains at the hospital. When she is released, she will be taken to the Spartanburg County jail.

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