Woman sentenced in fatal southwest Missouri crash

4 years 2 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, July 23 2014 Jul 23, 2014 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:47:00 AM CDT July 23, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A woman who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter after a fatal car crash in which she was driving drunk has been sentenced to 120 days in jail.

Twenty-three-year-old Krystal Beth Marie Cook also was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation for the late 2012 accident that killed 23-year-old Darrel Wilson of Fair Grove. Wilson died after his Jeep was hit by Cook's car on U.S. 65 about a mile south of Fair Grove.

The Springfield News-Leader reports prosecutors had sought a seven-year sentence for Cook.

Cook told troopers she had been drinking in Lebanon before the accident. A probable cause statement said her blood alcohol level was 0.134 percent.

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Wilson's parents was settled this month, with Cook agreeing to pay $650,000.

 

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