Oregon woman given prison term for fatal crash while on meth

July 4, 2019

BEND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman who police say was high on methamphetamine when she caused a fatal crash has been sentenced to five years in prison.

The Bulletin reported Tuesday that 26-year-old Samantha Lou Toews was sentenced Monday for the March 2018 accident that killed her boyfriend and injured her daughter.

Toews pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide, fourth-degree assault and driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Police say Toews crossed into the opposite lane of an intersection in Powell Butte and her SUV rolled several times.

The accident killed 36-year-old Jason Lee House, a Bend resident who was thrown from the vehicle.

Toews’ 9-year-old daughter remained buckled in the back seat.

Toews’ driving privileges were revoked for life and she was ordered to pay $10,000 to House’s family.


Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com

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