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SW Idaho woman gets 15 years for causing fatal car crash

August 2, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A southwestern Idaho woman who huffed compressed gas before causing a four-car pileup that killed another motorist has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

KTVB-TV reports that 52-year-old Shelley Wilson of Meridian received the sentence Monday in 4th District Court and must serve five years before becoming eligible for parole.

Wilson’s driver’s license has also been suspended for the rest of her life.

Police say Wilson on Sept. 21 rear-ended 73-year-old Patricia Ann Shannon’s Buick while driving in Meridian. The crash caused a chain-reaction collision involving two other vehicles.

Shannon, of Meridian, was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Police say there was no indication Wilson slowed down before the collision.


Information from: KTVB-TV, http://www.ktvb.com/

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