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Justice for Jodie: Family hopes the truth comes out about deadly crash

Allen Stirling is charged in Jodie Anstett's death
Posted at 5:50 PM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 17:50:34-05

LANCASTER, N.Y. (WKBW) — The family of an Akron woman killed this past spring in a car crash is calling for justice. 41-year-old Jodie Anstett was killed in a rollover crash on William Street in Lancaster on May 13th.She was the mother to two teenage daughters.

"Jodie was a loving woman, mother. There was nothing more important to her than her daughters," said Don Anstett, Jodie's brother, "She would do anything for her daughters. She loves them more than anything."

Police say Allen Stirling was behind the wheel at the time of the crash - something Stirling denies. But following a 5 month investigation, police say they're certain he was the driver that night. Investigators told 7 Eyewitness News Jodie and Stirling were in an on-again, off-again abusive relationship. They said the two were arguing at the time of the crash.

"It's a lot of confusion, a lot of sadness, a lot of anger," said Anstett.

Anstett's family is hoping for justice when Stirling appears in court Thursday.

"The hope that justice is served... It won't bring Jodie back but that everyone will know the truth is important," Anstett said.