Pacific woman gets 5 years for causing deadly wreck
UNION (AP) - An eastern Missouri woman has been ordered to spend five years in prison for drunkenly causing a crash last year that killed an off-duty Eureka firefighter.
44-year-old Jael Clem of Pacific was sentenced Tuesday in Franklin County after pleading guilty to a count of involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors dropped charges of armed criminal action and misdemeanor child endangerment.
Authorities said Clem was driving drunk in March of last year and trying to pass a vehicle when she collided with an oncoming car driven by 49-year-old Gregory Light of Catawissa.
Light died at the scene.
Clem's 11-year-old daughter was injured and also survived.