Woman charged in fatal crash pleads guilty to misdemeanors

5 months 2 days 2 hours ago August 17, 2016 Aug 17, 2016 Wednesday, August 17 2016 Wednesday, August 17, 2016 1:48:44 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) — A Columbia woman has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to amended charges in a crash that killed a woman and her 9-year-old son.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that 31-year-old Sophia Mosby was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges of careless and imprudent driving and driving without a valid license.

She initially was charged with three felonies, including two counts of first-degree involuntary manslaughter. Police said she hit another vehicle in September as it turned left, killing 48-year-old Ping Gui and her son, Jeffrey Jiang.

Police said the 15-year-old who was driving the victims' car with a permit sustained moderate to severe injuries. Authorities said four children in Mosby's car had minor injuries.

A wrongful death suit filed by Gui's husband is pending.

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